Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Bowery Savings Bank, Subway Entrance, NYC

110-120 East 42nd Street, NYC
Built in 1923, Photographed in 2004

It’s difficult to grasp how many different kinds of stone and marble and other fine materials those who
planned and built the Bowery Savings Bank brought together. Both the exterior and the interior of the
bank building, at 110-120 East 42nd Street in Manhattan, are designated as New York City landmarks.

The building doesn’t call as much attention to itself as other beautiful, eye-catching landmarks in the city.
Still, it looks like a piece of an Old Europe city tucked across from Grand Central Station, with its grand
rounded arches, detailed stone carving, and a rock-solidness that feels centuries old though it was
constructed in the early 20th century.

Further reading:
-Bowery Savings: The World in a Building

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