Sunday, December 28, 2008

Criminal Courts Building, Manhattan, New York

I took these photographs (or maybe it was my son Justin who took them), during our trip last summer to New York. According to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services website:

The seventeen-story Art Deco courthouse has a steel frame and a granite and limestone facade. The building is composed of four towers in front, with a jail behind. The taller center tower is stepped, like a ziggurat. The windows and spandrel form vertical bands alternating with the stone piers. The imposing entrance consists of two huge, freestanding granite columns. A wing designed by the Gruzen Partnership was added in 1986.
The original part of this courthouse was completed in 1941.

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