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Yesterday we rounded up some of the most heinous crimes committed against architecture in New York City, but today we’re taking a look at the sunnier side of things. Our list of architectural saviors includes sites saved from the wrecking ball, as well as those that have remained intact and been adaptively reused. And with city-wide preservationists celebrating this year’s 50th anniversary of the landmarks law, what better time to take a look back?

View our list of architectural saviors

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  • Brazil’s top hotelier is looking to make his mark on 57th Street. Billionaire Rogerio Fasano is in talks to have starchitect Rafael Vinoly design the building. [NYDN]
  • It ain’t easy being green: Vogue contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo, and her Colombian billionaire beer heir husband, have neighbors up in arms over the noise they’re making trying to dig a geothermal well beneath their Gramercy townhouse. [DNA Info]
  • The plan to green a downtrodden triangle flanked by Chambers, West Broadway and Reade Street was revealed last night.  [Tribeca Citizen]
  • As previously predicted, with new units on the market, Brooklyn’s 14-month streak of rising rental prices ended in August. [TRD]
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is ready to take new for proposals from developers, hotel investors or others interested in converting the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA terminal at JFK into an airport hotel. [WSJ]

TWA Terminal (left); Bogardus Park in Tribeca (right)

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