Feb 2005 Faces at Least a City Can Love
It is the season, at last, for the gargoyles to return to 90 West Street.
Many assumed they went missing when its towering neighbor, 2 World Trade Center, collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001. Though wounded, 90 West Street was celebrated as a miracle building, thanks to its triumph of survival. But after the fires cooled and the smoke lifted, an architectural inventory of the 1907 neo-Gothic building showed that the landmark had lost its gargoyles.
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