City Hall

Broadway and Chambers St., New York, New York

Photos 

New York City Hall

1. South (main) elevation, from southeast

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The New York City Hall has served since 1812 as the center of municipal government. Designed by John McComb, Jr. and Joseph Mangin in the Federal style with French Renaissance overtones, it has been praised as the most beautiful city hall in the United States. The symmetrical plan, crowning cupola, and delicate decorative details are among the outstanding features of the building. Not only is the building an exceptional design, but it also houses a notable collection of American painting and sculpture. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS NY-234)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000539
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
City hall
Current function
City hall
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1911

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2013: New photos from Michael Miller
  • June 21, 2012: Updated by wdzinc: Updated Coordinates

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