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Bank of the Metropolis

The Bank of the Metropolis building is located at 31 Union Square West in Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Bruce Price, an architect particularly attached to designing skyscrapers in three parts, mirroring the structure of classical columns, and the building reflects this base-shaft-capital concept.[2] The facade of the Renaissance revival building, which was built from 1902-1903, is limestone.[2] It was constructed as the headquarters for the Bank of the Metropolis, which was founded in 1871 and was bought up by the Bank of Manhattan, in 1918. The building was converted for residential use in 1975.

Bank of the Metropolis
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Bank of the Metropolis is located in New York City
Bank of the Metropolis
Bank of the Metropolis is located in New York
Bank of the Metropolis
Bank of the Metropolis is located in the United States
Bank of the Metropolis
Location31 Union Square West, Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°44′12.5″N 73°59′28″W / 40.736806°N 73.99111°W / 40.736806; -73.99111Coordinates: 40°44′12.5″N 73°59′28″W / 40.736806°N 73.99111°W / 40.736806; -73.99111
Built1902
ArchitectBruce Price
Architectural styleBeaux-Arts
NRHP reference #03001153[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 15, 2003
Designated NYCLJuly 12, 1988

The Bank of the Metropolis building was designated a New York City landmark in 1988, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The former bank offices are now a restaurant, the Blue Water Grill.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Dolkart, Andrew S.; Postal, Matthew A. (2009), Postal, Matthew A. (ed.), Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.), New York: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p.76
  3. ^ White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot (2000), AIA Guide to New York City (4th ed.), New York: Three Rivers Press, ISBN 978-0-8129-3107-5 p. 202

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