1. New York County Lawyer’s Association Building
Located in the New York Financial Center at 14 Vesey Street, the 30,200 square foot building took two years to build in 1929. Cass Gilbert designed the building in the Georgian Revival architectural style.
According to the New York Lawyer’s Association website, the building is “one of the largest, most influential bar associations in the country, and has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and public policy.” It was made a New York City Landmark in 1965, the first year the landmark law was active, and was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1982.
Cass Gilbert’s designs were a major influence on architecture throughout the world but his greatest legacy is in New York City where these historic buildings are still admired and preserved today.
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