New York Times Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

41 Park Row

ARCHITECT: George B. Post

DATE: 1888-89

STYLE: Richardsonian Romanesque

City Hall Manhattan Richardsonian Romanesque

The New York Times Building, erected in 1888-89 as the home of the New York Times, is one of the last remnants of Newspaper Row, the center of newspaper publishing in New York City from the 1830s to the 1920s.

The building was designed by the pioneering skyscraper designer George B. Post and is his sole remaining office building in the downtown area. The Times Building was Post’s first in the Richardsonian Romanesque idiom and was considered “a masterpiece of the Romanesque style.” It has rusticated limestone and granite facades that are articulated in a complex composition featuring a series of impressive arcades and carefully-scaled details including compound colonnettes, roll moldings, miniature balustrades, foliate reliefs, and gargoyles.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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