Graffiti Mecca of the World Facing Closure

January 19, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

World famous 5 Pointz – the graffiti Mecca of the world facing closure! Building owners planning to demolish warehouse building currently being canvas for best graffiti artists and the only legal place of this size for aerosol art painters to showcase their talents.

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It is hard for me to accuse property owners, who since 2002 voluntarily allowed graffiti artists to use their building legally for graffiti paintings, and who stated they are still committed to provide available space on the planned new building on site for graffiti artists to work on. However, taking into consideration new buildings would be residential towers, we all know it won’t be nothing comparable to current 5 Poitz in scale and magnitude. I afraid it won’t attract anymore best graffiti artist from all over the world to travel all the way to NYC to show their art, or even if they would do so, they would be limited in space for it to be displayed properly.

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One more of NYC hidden gems is in about to disappear forever. Sad but true…

It inspired me to create this HD slideshow from the images of 5 Pointz graffities I took last summer.

Until I’ll figure out how to bypass file size limitations to put it directly on my site in full HD, rather than offer you low res version here, I choose to provide link to it on YouTube. Choose 1080p quality if your internet speed could handle it, play it full screen and enjoy.

5 Pointz – Graffiti Mecca of the World


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