Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Citibank thinks that we're excited for a new bank branch

On Union Square, at the corner that once housed the Virgin Megastore...




...why else would Citibank feel the need for a countdown clock? Woo 57 days!



This will complete the transformation of Union Square South... the former Circuit City-Virgin Megastore space on 14th Street between Fourth Avenue and Broadway now features Best Buy, Duane Reade, Nordstrom Rack and the incoming, state-of-the-art Citibank.

8 comments:

cat said...

hi grieve, I'm sure you've covered this but what was there pre-circuit city/virgin megastore? I don't recall... Thanks!

EV Grieve said...

Hi Cat. Eesh... I worked on Union Square when all this went up... can't think of what was there at the moment....

esquared said...

it was an empty lot, pre-circuit city/virgin. i used to be able to see apple bank (now walgreens) from my building.

doesn't citibank still owe us (taxpayers) $ from the bail-out?

Lisa said...

So if the Virgin Megastore is gone (which is hard to believe), what happened to that weird smoke-emitting sculpture from the side/top of it?

EV Grieve said...

Still there, Lisa.... Maybe Citibank will plug it up with some money bags.

Anonymous said...

Some interesting history of 14th Street here:

http://www.gsapp.org/Archive/HP/2005-2006/pdf/The_Written_Plan.pdf

chris flash said...

The mega-interest reaped from their fractional reserve banking scam (being allowed to lend 10x more than they actually have on deposit) enables bankers to put a branch on every corner for tens of thousands of dollars in rent per month.

NYCETC said...

It's about TIME someone reinvented banking!