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Last summer while walking around downtown Manhattan, I took some time to appreciate the large Municipal Building, which sits in between City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge.

This 40 story, 580 foot (180 m) giant was built between 1907 and 1914, and it’s one of the largest governmental buildings in the world. It is home to over 2,000 employees, and has 1 million square feet of office space. It was also the first building to have a subway station built into its base.

In 1898, New York City went from consisting of only the borough of Manhattan, to consolidating all five boroughs together, and there was an increased need for governmental space. It now houses a dozen different municipal agencies.

From this POV it’s hard to see some of the amazing architectural details of this beauty, but they include a gilded statue on top, Gustavino tiles in one of the arcades, and an arch inspired by the Roman Arch of Constantine.

Since the area is densely packed with other buildings, it’s hard to get an unobstructed, full view of the Municipal Building. I hope you like this view from my recent archives. :-)

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1821 W: 296 N: 3783] (13816)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2019-08-27
  • Exposição: f/3.1, 1/478 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2020-04-09 9:47
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