5 Pointz is Officially Coming Down

It’s a sad day for art. The world renown 5 Pointz has finally begun demolition, and pictures of the carnage are flooding in.

For many of us that grew up in Queens, 5 Pointz was one of the most recognizable works of art. Riding on the 7 train,you’d hold your breath as the tracks precariously turned, and the giant warehouse came into perfect view. It was a mecca for graffiti artists – many of the artists came from all over the world to procure their spot on one of the many walls – to make their mark in this New York City mausoleum.

The space that 5 Pointz occupied is now going to be home to luxury, high rise condominiums – are we really surprised?

You can see pictures of the last day of 5 Pointz below:

Marina Galperina/AnimalNewYork