Before the advent of architectural modernism’s sleeker, less ornamental styles, architects commonly adorned the tops of buildings with human statues, particularly on municipal buildings. Here are a few statues that remain and, as expected with any art form, some modern twists on an old tradition.
The landmarked Madison Avenue Appellate Courthouse is a treasure trove of artwork from sculptures and furniture to stained glass. It is open to the public.
In NYC, public buildings are not always banal places to be. Here are 10 unconventional ones from the Newtown Creek Digester Eggs to the New York Public Library.
On NYC's Appellate Court on the corner of Madison Avenue and 25th Street is a discreet yet stark and deeply affecting Holocaust memorial by Harriet Feigenbaum