Bowling Green, New York Photos

Bowling Green was once literally a lawn used for the game of bowls and its fence & park date back to 1771. This triangular square's most photographed feature is a bull representing the bull markets of nearby Wall Street. The United States Custom House (1899-1907) by Cass Gilbert graces the southern base of Bowling Green. The classical buildings on the Broadway side of the Green were once headquarters of major shipping lines: United States, White Star, & Cunard Lines. The Standard Oil Building faces them completing the urban space adjacent to Battery Park.

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Looking up Broadway from the Battery. New York, NY.Looking up Broadway to Trinity Building & Woolworth Building. New York, NY.United States Custom House over Bowling Green park. New York, NY.United States Custom House now Alexander Hamilton Custom House & National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Looking up Broadway from the Battery. New York, NY.Looking up Broadway to Trinity Building (1907) (green dome) & Woolworth Building (spire). New York, NY.United States Custom House over Bowling Green park. New York, NY. United States Custom House (1899-1907) (on Bowling Green) now Alexander Hamilton Custom House & National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY. Style: Beaux Art. Architect: Cass Gilbert. On National Register.
United States Custom House with series of Four Continents sculptures by Daniel Chester French. New York, NY.2 Broadway over United States Custom House. New York, NY.Charging Bull sculpture by Arthuro Di Modica on Bowling Green. New York, NY.Charging Bull sculpture by Arthuro Di Modica on Bowling Green is photographed by most tourists. New York, NY.
United States Custom House with series of Four Continents sculptures by Daniel Chester French. New York, NY.2 Broadway (1959) (32 floors) over United States Custom House. New York, NY. Architect: Emery Roth & Sons.Charging Bull sculpture (1989) by Arthuro Di Modica on Bowling Green. New York, NY.Charging Bull sculpture (1989) by Arthuro Di Modica on Bowling Green is photographed by most tourists. New York, NY.
Bowling Green Fence & Park. New York, NY.Standard Oil Building. New York, NY.Standard Oil Building commissioned in 1886, extended upward 1896 & then curved facade & tower added 1922. New York, NY.Standard Oil Building by Carrere & Hastings with Chimney in form of Kerosene Lamp, the product John D. Rockefeller started producing. New York, NY.
Bowling Green Fence & Park (1771) (Broadway & Beaver St.). New York, NY. On National Register.Standard Oil Building (1922) (15 floors + tower) (26 Broadway). New York, NY. Style: Renaissance. Architect: Carrere & Hastings + Shreve, Lamb & Blake.Standard Oil Building commissioned in 1886, extended upward 1896 & then curved facade & tower added 1922. New York, NY.Standard Oil Building by Carrere & Hastings with Chimney in form of Kerosene Lamp, the product John D. Rockefeller started producing. New York, NY.
Terra Cotta Bowling Green Subway entrance & 26 Broadway. New York, NY.. New York, NY.International Mercantile Marine Company Building [aka United States Lines, originally Washington Building]. New York, NY.United States Lines. New York, NY.
Terra Cotta Bowling Green Subway entrance & 26 Broadway. New York, NY.. New York, NY.International Mercantile Marine Company Building [aka United States Lines, originally Washington Building] (1884 & 1921) (1 Broadway). New York, NY. Style: Classical Revival. Architect: Walter B. Chambers. On National Register.United States Lines (now One Broadway). New York, NY.
Ports of call plaques on facade of United States Lines building. New York, NY.Eagle, Mercury & Neptune carvings over portal of United States Lines building. New York, NY.Bowling Green Building. New York, NY.Columns of Bowling Green Building housed White Star Lines where crowds sought news of Titanic in 1912. New York, NY.
Ports of call plaques on facade of United States Lines (now One Broadway) building. New York, NY.Eagle, Mercury & Neptune carvings over portal of United States Lines (now One Broadway) building. New York, NY.Bowling Green Building (1898) (5-11 Broadway). New York, NY. Style: Hellenic Revival. Architect: W.G. Audsley.Columns of Bowling Green Building housed White Star Lines where crowds sought news of Titanic in 1912. New York, NY.
Entrance of Bowling Green Building. New York, NY.Cunard Building. New York, NY.Stonework details of Cunard Building. New York, NY.Cunard Building interior ceiling by Carl Jennewein & Ezra Winter. New York, NY.
Entrance of Bowling Green Building. New York, NY.Cunard Building (1921) (25 Broadway). New York, NY. Style: Renaissance. Architect: Benjamin Wistar Morris + Carrere & Hastings.Stonework details of Cunard Building. New York, NY.Cunard Building interior ceiling by Carl Jennewein (carving) & Ezra Winter (painting). New York, NY.
Looking up Whitehall St. past 3 New York Plaza & Broad Financial Center. New York, NY.Broad Financial Center by Fox & Fowle Architects + 3 New York Plaza by Stephen Decatur Hatch. New York, NY.IRT Subway Line Battery Park Control House entrance building. New York, NY.Battery Park / Bowling Green IRT Subway Entrance. New York, NY.
Looking up Whitehall St. past 3 New York Plaza & Broad Financial Center. New York, NY.Broad Financial Center (1986) (33 Whitehall St.) (27 floors) by Fox & Fowle Architects + 3 New York Plaza (1986) (39 Whitehall St.) (18 floors) by Stephen Decatur Hatch. New York, NY.IRT Subway Line Battery Park Control House (1904-5) entrance building. New York, NY. Architect: Heins & La Farge.Battery Park / Bowling Green IRT Subway Entrance. New York, NY.

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