City Hall

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

City Hall Park

ARCHITECT: Joseph-François Mangin; John McComb, Jr.

DATE: 1802-11

STYLE: Federal, French

Federal French Manhattan Tribeca

City Hall  displays unusual architectural detail throughout representing both Federal and French influences.  It is a marble building executed in the best tradition of fine craftsmanship. It is a building which – for over one hundred and fifty years – has provided the dignified setting in which the most important events in the history of the City have taken place. It is basically C-shaped in plan with two end wings projected forward at the front. It consists of two stories above a high basement. At the center an attic story rises above the main roof level and is surmounted by a handsome domed cupola.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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