29. Capitale on the Bowery

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Fight Night takes place in Capitale on the Bowery, the banquet hall and former banking hall designed by famed architect Stanford White for the headquarters of The Bowery Savings Bank at 130 Bowery. The building has been heralded by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission as one of the first examples of “new classicism,” a style established at The World’s Columbian Exposition, at Chicago in 1893 and that it “is a fine, dignified expression of a New York banking house and that in its skillful use of site, its good proportions, fine detail and sculpture, it reflects credit on the well-known architectural firm which designed it.”

At the time of its construction it was one of the city’s first savings banks and at the time of its landmark designation, it was reputed to be the only bank in New York which retained a branch on the site where it first started business. Today the former bank has been repurposed into Capitale, a restaurant and event space.