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Tribeca – Franklin Street Subway Station and more

The Franklin Street Subway Station.

These are slightly overexposed on purpose to get a kind of Art-Deco feeling. What do you think?

135 Hudson Street.

On the corner of Beach and Hudson Street is a relatively simple square brick warehouse. The Beach side is composed of a number of brick arches. One of the features used by Beaux-Arts builders was to use cast iron atop the columns to make the building more attractive.Since the building was constructed in 1886, I imagine that each arch may have been for horses and wagons to unload supplies. I could find no reference as to what was originally in this building. Any ideas?

A very unique feature can be found at the very corner of the building. The cross streets are carved in banners. In the 1800s, street signs, on street poles were just starting to appear. The building has been used as artist lofts but lately, expensive apartments are being created. Above is mostly from http://forgotten-ny.com/. pictures are mine.

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