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Thursday, May 29, 2014

More About the Municipal Building in Manhattan

  In the Google Map shot above, try to find the lamppost (green) and see a heavy set man in uniform entering the North Wing of the Municipal Building.  Notice at his feet the glass circular dots.  These are glass disks that provide natural light to the former north entrance to the Chambers Street Station (BMT).    That entrance has been closed and the space may be now used for the city archive.

Here is the same shot but taken further west from Centre Street.  Notice that the left section of the building is not an archive but it is occupied by the "City Store".


Here the Google shot is taken facing northeast towards Foley Square.  You see the north wing of the building and some of the famous court houses in the area.  The pointed white building toward the left side of the picture is the "Tombs" just north of Worth Street:  the location of the abandoned IRT Worth Street Station.  Foley Square and its surrounding buildings, courts and steps is the backdrop of many TV crime related programs such as (Crime Scene Investigation)?

The IRT Brooklyn Bridge Station is just below the street while the BMT Chambers Street Station, which was the last stop of the Culver Line and some other BMT subway routes at times is underneath the Municipal Building.

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