2. The Manhattan Municipal Building has a Vintage Subway Entrance

The Manhattan Municipal Building was the first to incorporate a subway station in its base. The vintage subway entrance is regarded as one of the most beautiful stations in the city; it features 11 columns and tiling done by Rafael Guastavino, the Spanish architect and building who tiled the famed City Hall station and Grand Central Terminal.

According to MCNY, he “devised a series of elegant vaults to cover the space, adapting to its various shapes three basic forms: the barrel vault, used along the length of the colonnades; lunettes, curving between the columns; and groin vaults, to accommodate the diversely shaped polygons spanning the internal columns.”