Municipal Building

The David N. Dinkins Municipal Building, Manhattan Municipal Building


Home to thirteen of NYC`s municipal agencies, the Municipal Building is one of the city`s most imposing presences, with an influence on civic architecture that reached as far as Stalinist Russia. Its tower is topped by Adolph Weinman`s statue “Civic Fame” and its grandly proportioned arch frames a tunnel once traversed by Chambers Street traffic.Manhattan Municipal Building resulted from 4 architectural competitions finally won by McKim Mead and White, then the largest architectural firm in the world; it was their 1st skyscraper and the 1st building to incorporate a subway station.

Constructed, 1914
Renovation, 1990


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