5Pointz gallery curator, Meres, plans to convert the five-story, blocklong industrial complex at Jackson Avenue and Davis Street into a
graffiti museum. He is currently seeking a 501(c)3 certification for
5Pointz to confer tax-exempt status and allow tax-deductible
In addition, he plans to open a school for aspiring aerosol artists,
complete with a formalized curriculum that imparts lessons in
teamwork, art history, and entrepreneurship in addition to technique
Also…there’s a $400,000,000
Price tag attached to these
David Wolkoff is the owner of the property
And after getting backing by local government,
He axquired a permit to demolish this massive
building to build these towers.
The Towers will include…
>>The creation of 1,000 union jobs (200 of them permanent) in
connection with the razing and rebuilding of the 5Pointz site.
>>The increase of "art space" within the buildings from 2,000 to
12,000 square feet.
>>An inclusion of 10,000 square feet of external panels around
the complex that will be devoted to aerosol art. Johnathan Cohen,
the curator and founder of 5Pointz sometimes referred to as Meres
One, has allegedly been invited to both paint and curate the panels.
>>32,000 square feet of public space that will include a park.