Have You Noticed the Building Being Demolished?

Demolition underway at 15 Parkview. Photo by N. Bower

By Staff

Nov. 6, 2021:  Have you noticed that 15 Parkview Avenue, the six-story building that experienced a devastating fire on March 12, 2019, is being demolished?  The building is on the border of Bronxville and Yonkers.  On the evening of the fire, smoke could be seen billowing from the top of the building as firefighters battled the blaze.  Helicopters circled in the sky into the late evening. The building has been uninhabitable since the fire. 

The building is currently being demolished by Crew Constructing from New Jersey. A new building will be constructed in its place. Perkins Eastman, an architecture and design firm, made a presentation to the Yonkers Building Department in May of this year which included a proposed design of the new building.  One of the renderings of the new building is shown below.  

We will keep you updated on this new building as construction begins. 

Below are photos from the fire over two years ago.  


View looking down Palmer Road toward Parkview. 

View from Pondfield Road West looking toward Parkview, where smoke billows out from the building.

Smoke-filled streets on the west side of Bronxville at around 8:00 pm.

15 Parkview the morning after the fire


15 Parkview the morning after the fire

15 Parkview and nearby building with fire escape the morning after the fire

Photos taken at night of the fire by E. Clifford

Photos taken the morning after the fire by N. Bower

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While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

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