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Architecture of New York

05 January 2012

1904 – Morris High School, Boston Road, The Bronx, New York

Architect: C.B.J. Snyder Designed by C.B.J. Snyder for the New York City Board of Education, the building was completed in 1904, and was the first major public high school to open in the...

11 March 2012

1905 – Design for St. Thomas Church, New York

Architect: Lord & Hewlett When the Church of St. Thomas at 53rd & Fifth burned down in 1905, a competition was held to select the design of a building. Considered an important commission...

30 April 2013

1905 – Hotel Astor, Times Square, New York

Architect: Clinton & Russell With its elaborately decorated public rooms and its roof garden, the Astor Hotel was perceived as the successor to the Astor family’s Waldorf-Astoria on 34th Street. Plans for the...

05 January 2012

1905 – Public School 62, Hestor St., New York

Architect: C.B.J. Snyder Designed by C.B.J. Snyder for the New York City Board of Education, the building was demolished in the 1930s. Snyder was the Superintendent of School Buildings for the New York...

22 June 2009

1905 – Thompson Memorial Library, Vassar College, Ploughkeepsie, New York

Architect: Allen & Collins When Vassar opened in 1865, the library was a mere single room in Main with a collection of only three thousand books. In 1893 Frederick Ferris Thompson, a Vassar...

10 August 2010

1907 – Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, New York

Architect: Cass Gilbert The building was designed by Minnesotan Beaux Arts architect Cass Gilbert, whose selection to design the building was marked with controversy. In 1899, the United States Department of the Treasury...

30 April 2011

1908 – Singer Building, 149 Broadway, New York

Architect: Ernest Flagg The Singer Building in lower Manhattan was completed in 1908 and served as the headquarters of the Singer Manufacturing Company. The architect Ernest Flagg believed that buildings more than 10...

10 August 2010

1909 – Former Police Headquarters, New York

Architect: Hoppin & Koen Designed by the firm of Hoppin & Koen in a monumental Beaux-Arts style, it opened in 1909. The NY Police Dept. moved out in 1973 and the building was...

06 August 2010

1909 – Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York

Architect: Napoleon LeBrun & Sons The Metropolitan Life Tower was designed by the architectural firm of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons, and modeled after the Campanile in Venice, Italy. It was constructed in 1909...