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NYC: The Trinity Building

The Trinity Building, at 111 Broadway, was designed, along with the U.S. Realty Building, by Francis H. Kimball between 1904-1907. The Gothic design was intended to work in harmony with the neighboring Trinity Church. Their construction necessitated the relocation of Thames Street and the construction of caissons 80 feet into the marshy subsoil The limestone-faced buildings are carefully detailed with towers, gables, and fanciful carved ornament. The 281-foot, 21-floor Trinity Building was constructed on the same spot where New York's first office building once stood.

 

The Trinity and United States Realty Complex Building were designated landmarks by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1988.

 

Trinity and United States Realty Complex Buildings National Register #83004648 (1983)

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Taken on March 22, 2008