Municipal Building - Vintage Images


The Municipal Building was built between 1909 and 1914, facing City Hall Park. The building began to be occupied in 1913 and it was fully completed in 1917. It was constructed to accommodate increased governmental space demands after the 1898 consolidation of the city's five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.

It is located at the intersection of Chambers Street and Centre Street. The main building has 25 floors and 33 elevators, with another 15 stories in the central tower. In 2015, the building was renamed after David N. Dinkins, New York City's first African-American mayor.




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Above, the David N. Dinkins Municipal Building, in 2018, seen across Par Row. The tower to the right belongs to the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse (source: Library of Congress).

Below, aerial photo of the City Hall Park area in 1924.


David Dinkins


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