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NYC: U.S. Realty Building

The U.S. Realty Building, at 115 Broadway, was designed, along with the Trinity 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 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