New York Graffiti Mecca 5 Pointz Is Now Just A Blank White Wall

5 Pointz,
the 200,000-square-foot Queens warehouseat the center of the New York City street art world, was painted over last night.

5 Pointz has served as an exhibition space for top New York graffiti artists since the 1990s, but plans to replace it with luxury condos have led to a months-long battle to save it.

Artists and fans alike have rallied against demolishing the building, filing a lawsuit under the claim that doing so would be an illegal destruction of art.

Even the elusive street artist Banksy got involved during his October residency, hiring a supporter to hand out pamphlets at Brooklyn Federal Court, and writing the message “Save 5pointz” on his website on his last day in the city.

Last week, a federal judge denied an injunction to preserve the property, effectively allowing the demolition process to begin.

Earlier this morning, the official 5 Pointz Twitter account confirmed last night’s changes:

WNYC reporter Stephen Nessen shared this photo that shows the newly white wall:

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