5. Brooklyn Borough Hall

Wilson Fisk appears publicly as a potential savior for Hell’s Kitchen. His actions undermine the actions being done by Murdock and reporter Ben Urich. The announcement is filmed outside the building. The Greek Revival Style building located on 209 Joralemon Street, was constructed in 1848, but not without incident. The first architect Calvin Pollard, had a much grander vision for the building when he earned the rights to build on the land in 1835. Funding for the project dried up and wasn’t available until 1845, where the project was given to the man Pollard bested for the job a decade earlier, Gamaliel King.

King’s vision was more down-scaled than Pollard’s, but he kept Pollard’s idea of constructing the building in the style of Greek Revival. It was finally completed three years later. The building was named Brooklyn Borough Hall in 1898, before Brooklyn became one of the five boroughs of New York City.
A movement to have the building demolished in the 1930s failed and the building was was designated as a landmark in 1966 and later added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.