Bennett Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

99 Nassau Street

ARCHITECT: Arthur D. Gilman

DATE: 1872-73

STYLE: Cast-iron, Second Empire

Cast-iron City Hall Manhattan Second Empire

The Bennett Building  is a major monument to the art of cast-iron architecture. This ten-story building with three fully designed cast-iron facades has been described by historians of cast iron architecture as the tallest habitable building with cast-iron facades ever erected. It was constructed as a six-story Second Empire style office building during the post-Civil War period when such structures flourished in Lower Manhattan and is one of the two remaining cast-iron-fronted office buildings south of Canal Street.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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