4. Temple Court’s Atrium Was Sealed Off for Nearly 70 Years
In 1940, its ornate atrium was sealed from top to bottom because it violated fire codes, and wasn’t reopened until 2005 to 2008. Thus, people who rented office space couldn’t even know of the atrium, its decorative railings or its vast pyramidal skylight unless they discovered the secret door revealing it. Around this time, many tenants started leaving the building. Fortunately, the atrium and its magnificence are now being restored.