Bonus: A Look Inside the City Council Chamber

The City Council Chamber was restored in 2011. The decorative plaster ceiling was added in 1897 by John H. Duncan, who also designed Grant’s Tomb, to mark the consolidation of the five boroughs into the City of New York. The mahogany details and horseshoe shaped spectator gallery and balcony were also added by Duncan.

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