Gilded tower of the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse

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    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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    1. canalmapman 33 months ago | reply

      Great shot and great Blog!
      Want to discuss the skyscrapers of Downtown in a 1901 Shorpy panorama?
      It is a great shot worthy of your excellent blog and work like the 1907-8 Skyline of NYC which you did with Bldg overlays.

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