Greenwich Savings Bank

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1352-1362 Broadway

ARCHITECT: York & Sawyer

DATE: 1922-24

STYLE: Ancient Roman

Ancient Roman Manhattan Midtown West

Philip Sawyer, one of the architects, displayed his knowledge of ancient Roman prototypes, and his appreciation for the organization which characterizes eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French planning, in the adaptation of the Greenwich Savings Bank’s great, elliptical banking room and its accessory spaces, entrance vestibules, foyer, and upper loggias to the bank’s irregular four-sided site. The Greenwich Savings Bank’s interior displays Sawyer’s consummate skill in manipulating the classical architectural idiom to create a spatial allegory, a veritable temple to thrift in limestone, sandstone, and steel.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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