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New York City Hall

 
 
New York City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 20, 2013
1. New York City Hall Marker
Inscription.
Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York’s City Hall is one of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation, and houses the offices of the Mayor and City Council, the executive and legislative branches of the government. Considered one of the finest architectural achievements of the period, City Hall was designed by architects Joseph Francois Mangin (fl. 1794-1818), a French émigré, and John McComb, Jr. (1763-183), a native New Yorker. The building is in the Federal style, with clear French influences that can be seen in the large arched windows, delicate ornamental swags, and more decorative Corinthian- and Ionic-style columns and pilasters. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its soaring rotunda, dramatically encircled by a keystone-cantilevered staircase, is a designated interior landmark.

In 2010, the City launched the City Hall Rehabilitation to correct structural issues and preserve the historic building. In addition to structural repairs, the project included the installation of a new fire safety system, an energy-efficient heating and cooling system, a fuel cell, and vastly improved electrical service in order to bring the building up to 21st century standards.

For tours and more information, please call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/cityhall.
 
Location.
New York City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2019
2. New York City Hall Marker
The marker has gotten a bit beaten up over the years.
40° 42.729′ N, 74° 0.345′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Centre Street near Park Row, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Pace University (within shouting distance of this marker); First Underground Railway Excavation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Provost Prison (within shouting distance of this marker); 200th Anniversary of the Construction of City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Grove (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Pace College (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. Identical markers are on the Broadway and Murray Street side of the park, and the path between City Hall and the Tweed Court House.
 
Regarding New York City Hall. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
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New York City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 15, 2016
3. New York City Hall
After the 2010 makeover mentioned in the marker.
The City Hall rotunda image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 15, 2016
4. The City Hall rotunda
The City Hall staircase image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 15, 2016
5. The City Hall staircase
New York City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 3, 2019
6. New York City Hall Marker
The copy between City Hall and the Tweed Courthouse.
New York City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 3, 2019
7. New York City Hall Marker
The copy at Broadway and Murray Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Last updated on March 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   6, 7. submitted on March 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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