Gilded tower of the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse

The last work of Cass Gilbert, the architect behind the Woolworth Building, and one of the last Neoclassical Federal buildings constructed in Manhattan. It is composed of a base constructed like a Greek Temple and a tower topped with a gilded pyramid. Later, it was renamed to honor Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall.

 

I say a little more about the courthouse on my New York City landmarks blog, The Masterpiece Next Door.

 

National Register Number

US Courthouse: 87001596

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Taken on December 30, 2008