The concrete jungle, one of the largest and most recognizable places in the world, New York City has it all, especially amazing structures! Besides the beautiful and obvious ones such as the Empire State building, in this iteration of Amazing Architecture we’ll focus on some incredible structures that get a bit less attention so you can see a whole new side of the city.
The Cloisters- a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park, this museum is dedicated to medieval European art, both inside and out. Its architecture was designed to mimic French cathedrals where this type of art would be held. Resting on a mountaintop with a garden in the back, this place is certainly magical in the city.
Boys’ High School- this historic high school in Brooklyn was built in 1891 during a revival of Roman style architecture. Decorated with terracotta, this school stood tall with towers and domes on all corners, distinct among the other buildings in the neighborhood. It was landmarked by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission who called it “one of the finest Romanesque Revival style buildings in the city” and was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
We hope you found these structures in New York fascinating and consider checking them out sometime! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!