|One Times Square in 1904 (source).||One Times Square in 2010.|
Photo: Bernt Rostad/Flickr
So for the past 15 years, the iconic building that was the namesake of Times Square itself, and a major headquarters of journalism, has become a hollowed-out shell, a mere scaffold for electronic signs.
At the Crossroads of the World, the value of advertising has trumped the value of journalism, and of work in general.
Postscript: Illustrator Joe Mckendry has made a gorgeous before-and-after elevation drawing of the building's eastern facade in 1904 and in 2010, for his book One Times Square.