The top row of windows may have been added after 9/11.
A missing row of windows is a huge mistake to make, and I feel this would convince many skeptics of TV fakery on 9/11. I posted these images in the icke forum and said something about it could be a loft conversion (taking the piss
) but it turns out the windows might actually be new
Here is an image I found..
You can zoom in on the pic @ the link.
http://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/tribeca/t ... reet/26903
I found a couple of articles also..
First one published July 16th 2000
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/16/reale ... all&src=pm
IN the 1850's and 1860's cast iron was a miracle material. The iron framing permitted the wider windows so important for retail stores, and also allowed for quick construction in mass-produced but highly detailed designs. Daniel Badger's 1865 catalog lists 19 cast-iron commissions on the two blocks of Chambers Street from Broadway to West Broadway.
Cary died in 1861, and although Cary, Howard & Sanger dissolved, the Cary family held on to 105 Chambers Street as an investment until 1950. In the 1920's, during their ownership, Church Street was widened and the Cary Building lost its easterly neighbors and gained its current corner position. Although some windows were cut through the facade after the street was widened, and more windows were added later, the Church Street side still presents an ungainly contrast to the delicately modeled cast iron.
In 1980 the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Cary Building as a landmark. These days the building, although mostly intact, looks forlorn, its upper floors vacant. Rust stains bloom over the entire facade, which looks like it has been dunked in tea. But a new owner, Chambers Street L.L.C., has begun a two-part restoration plan.
The architect Martin J. Marcus is designing new commercial spaces for the first four floors. And the firm of Li/Saltzman Architects is designing three residential spaces for the top floor, along with an exterior restoration.
''The detail of this building is just astounding, how far they went to imitate stone,'' said Judith Saltzman, a principal of Li/Saltzman. She said her firm is examining options for replacing missing elements in cast iron, cast aluminum and fiberglass for an estimated cost of about $500,000.
And one from 2010..
http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.co.uk ... treet.html
In 1982 the Cary Building was designated a New York City Landmark, its architectural elements astonishingly intact other than the Reade Street columns that had, for the most part, lost their Corinthian capitals.
Twenty years later the Cary Building breathed new life. The building, called “a masterpiece of cast iron design” by Andrew Dolkart and Matthew A. Postal in their 2004 Guide to New York City Landmarks, was purchased by Chambers Street, L.L.C.
The concern hired architect Martin J. Marcus to renovate the lower four floors as new commercial space. Li/Saltzman Architects were commissioned to restore the exterior and revamp the top floor into three residential apartments.
Today the Cary Building gleams under a coat of historically-accurate paint and looks very much as it did during the Civil War when Manhattan shoppers sought out their “fancy goods.”
Martin J. Marcus doesn't appear to have a website (google search)
Website for Li/Saltzman Architects..
Can't find any info for the renovations on their site
This has pissed me off a bit as I thought it was nailed on proof of TV tom foolery on 9/11
Plenty more to go on though