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In the early 1980s, Brooklyn, New York was an epicenter of New York City’s architectural boom.

Built in a series of massive blocks of prefabricated wood and metal, the iconic, and, for many, beautiful, Brooklyn Public Library was a landmark for the city and the United States.

A number of New Yorkers, including its mayor, would soon become celebrities.

As Brooklyn’s economy grew, so did its architectural scene, and its collection of historic buildings.

In 1985, the building was demolished, leaving a wasteland of rubble.

But a few years later, in a daring new act of vandalism, a few thousand people from all over the world came to Brooklyn to show their appreciation for the iconic building.

One group, the Flatbush Community Art Gallery, was founded, and they began to transform the rubble into an art gallery, known as the Brooklyn Public Art Gallery.

The new building, named after the boroughs first mayor, was also named for the borough’s first mayor and for the public art gallery. 

One of the building’s most prominent tenants was Louis Kahn, a sculptor and art director from France, who, in the early 80s, started working in Brooklyn.

He was so moved by the destruction of the public library that he became a passionate supporter of its preservation.

By the late 1980s and early 90s, the borough had a rich tradition of building public buildings that had inspired many artists, artists and sculptors to seek out the rubble and start building.

It’s no surprise then that Kahn would become one of the city’s most significant and iconic buildings.

The New York Times described Kahn as “a giant of sculptural sculpture,” and the Brooklyn Paper dubbed him “the architect of Brooklyn.” 

One such project was the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s massive, two-story, 1,500-foot-tall, glass-reinforced concrete, or “Kahn” structure, which was commissioned in 1991 by Kahn’s brother, the renowned architect Frank.

Designed by Frank Kahn, it was intended to be a museum and cultural space, but in 1994, it became a building. 

Kahn designed the building in his late 30s, and the project’s completion was a watershed moment in New York’s architecture. 

The structure had already been in use for over half a century, and it was, at the time, a landmark piece of architecture, a monument to the work of many architects.

But it was also the site of the first demolition of a public building in New America, when the Metropolitan Council of New Jersey, an authority that oversees the citys building codes, determined in 1998 that the Kahn building was in need of demolition. 

As the story goes, the demolition was carried out by the borough s demolition team, which consisted of several different teams from the borough of Brooklyn, the Queens District Attorney’s Office, the NYPD and the city s Department of Buildings.

The team included Frank Kahn and his partner, Joe Tamburin, as well as architects Joseph Trombetta, Frank Gessner and Richard Williams, as the architects.

In their statement to the press, Frank Kahn said, “As architects, we have a profound sense of respect for the work that our buildings have done and how they have been used.

We have always worked in harmony with our local communities and our citys history.

Our goal is to build a building that reflects that history and our respect for our local and community history, and we intend to honor and preserve that history.” 

The demolition of the Kahn Building came after several years of public pressure, culminating in the landmark ruling of the New York State Supreme Court in December of 1999, which ordered the city to make certain that all of the rubble from the site be removed. 

In the wake of the ruling, the Kahn Buildings Preservation Commission, comprised of a group of former city officials and architectural and engineering professionals, formed in 1998 to review the project and determine how to move forward. 

Following the demolition, Frank and Joe Kahn were forced to leave their jobs at the Metropolitan Museum of Design in New Jersey to devote more time to their family, but they were not the only ones who left.

Many others, like the New Yorkers who worked on the project, also left, including Frank and Mary Tamburelli, the team members of Kahn’s new company, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which they led with architect Robert L. Smith, who had previously designed the Brooklyn Library. 

Today, the city still has a large collection of buildings in the neighborhood of 7th Avenue South and Seventh Avenue South, which is where Kahn built his structure.

In 2014, a group led by architect Peter Raskin, who was a partner in Kahn’s firm, was tasked with restoring the Kahn buildings to their original state. 

It is also important to note that while the Kahn project was one of many