Old and New City Halls and World Building, New York, N.Y.

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You are looking over City Hall Park. Directly behind you is the Woolworth Building, facing on Broadway. To the right just outside your view is the Post Office Building. Then comes "Newspaper Row" with the World Building showing. This is the building you see at the extreme right with the bronze dome. The three-story building in the left center is the old City Hall, and the magnificent structure directly in the center is the new Municipal Building. Far beyond it, you can make out one of the bridges connecting Long Island and Manhattan over the East River. The World Building is near the homes of many newspapers. The Sun, the Tribune, and other dailies are printed close by. New York is the center of the printing industry in the United States. This industry takes second place in importance of all industries in the city. The making of textiles ranks first. The World Building, when built in 1890, was the tallest structure in the city. It stands beside the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. The old City Hall is a very ancient building. It was erected between 1803 and 1812. For many years it contained the offices of the city officials. Most of these have now been removed to the Municipal Building. The new Municipal Building is the highest city building in the world. It rises 330 feet above the street, and has 26 stories. The entire height from the arcade in the subway to the top of the tower is 560 feet. Its foundation is on bed-rock 130 feet below the street level. The building cost about $10,000,000. Keystone ID: 16760 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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