Okay – now THIS is the way you deal with beautiful old buildings. Rather than plowing them down and building crap construction bullshit thats going to be falling apart in 4 and a half years, you utilize the essential architectural features in the new build. Man, I wish this would happen more often in the City.
Heres a nearby apartment building with a similar “H” shaped layout. This is what the above apartment looked like before being scraped out.