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New York County Court House.

Image ID: 801337

New York County Court House. (ca. 1903)

Image Details

Image Title

:  New York County Court House.

Published Date

: ca. 1903

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 23 x 33 cm. (9 x 13 1/4 in.)


: "… to be erected in new Civic Centre, along Centre St. north of the Municipal Building, from plans by Guy Lowell, on site having area of 115 city lots, costing $7,568,500; tobe surrounded by a circular street 140 ft. wide, with boulevard 125 ft. wide leading to Manhattan Bridge. The building, to cost from $17,000,000 to $25,000,000, will be 700 ft. in diameter and 200 ft. high; four main entrances, each 43 ft. wide and four 13 ft. wide, leading to central hall 150 ft. in diameter ; from which elevators reach the upper floors ; between the elevators and the court rooms will be an annular air-shaft 32 ft. wide; 16 court rooms on each floor, each two stories high, opening on the outside of the building, and a gallery opening on th air-shaft, with counsel and witness rooms under the gallery; plan inspired by the Coliseum."

Original Source

: From King's Views of New York City. (New York : M. King, c1905) King, Moses (1853-1909), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / New York City -- court buildings

Source Description

: 1 folder (17 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 801337

Record ID

: 690587

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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