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There’s a building just north of the Chinatown/Little Italy border that I’ve always been impressed by. It takes up two city blocks, and is hard to fit completely into a frame, so here’s just a glimpse that I captured during a walk this past September.

This building, on Centre Street, is the former New York City Police Headquarters. It was built in the Beaux Arts style between 1905 and 1909, and was the headquarters from 1909 to 1973. There are a lot of impressive details, such as a large, copper dome, majestic columns, a rooftop observation deck, and limestone statues representing the five boroughs of NYC. This building was designed to impress both officers and prisoners, but it remained empty for more than a decade after the police headquarters moved to a new location. It was transformed in 1988, can you guess into what???

Yes! This majestic building, where former prisoners were booked, and police practiced their shooting in the basement, is now home to luxury condos. It is now known as the Police Building Apartments. The 55 apartments have been home to celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Calvin Klein, among others. It was designated a city landmark in 1978, and a national historic site in 1980.

Please take care everyone!

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1848 W: 303 N: 3949] (14310)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2020-09-14
  • Exposition: f/2.4, 1/636 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2020-11-08 12:59
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