5. Hugh Carey Tunnel Ventilation Building
An almost completely blank cube made of granite sits at the base of Manhattan across from Battery Park. Three sculptures that act as crests are affixed to the facade, represting the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, New York City, and New York State respectively.. The building is part of the ventilation system of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
The windowless box sits stoutly among the iconic towers and landmarks of the tip of Manhattan. The building is featured in Men in Black as the headquarters for the intergalactic agency. As Agent K says to J upon giving the address, “Be there or be square.”