Union Square, New York Photos

Union Square hosts statues of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Marquis de Lafayette, Mohandas Gandhi and one of the most impressive flagpole bases in America. Significant buildings around the square include Bank of the Metropolis, Decker Building, W Union Square, New Tammany Hall, and the Consolidated Gas Building (now ConEdison).

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George Washington equestrian statue by Henry Kirke Brown & pedestal by Richard Upjohn in Union Square. New York, NY.George Washington equestrian statue in Union Square. New York, NY.Union Square plaque commemorates the first Labor Day on September 5, 1882. New York, NY.Independence Flagpole base by Anthony de Francisci in Union Square. New York, NY.
George Washington equestrian statue (1856) by Henry Kirke Brown & pedestal by Richard Upjohn in Union Square. New York, NY.George Washington equestrian statue in Union Square. New York, NY.Union Square plaque commemorates the first Labor Day on September 5, 1882. New York, NY.Independence Flagpole base (1926) by Anthony de Francisci in Union Square. New York, NY.
Marquis de Lafayette statue by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi in Union Square. New York, NY.Abraham Lincoln statue by Henry Kirke Brown in Union Square. New York, NY.Mohandas Gandhi sculpture by Kantilal B. Patel in Union Square. New York, NY.Flower market on Union Square. New York, NY.
Marquis de Lafayette statue (1873) by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi in Union Square. New York, NY.Abraham Lincoln statue (1869) by Henry Kirke Brown in Union Square. New York, NY.Mohandas Gandhi sculpture (1986) by Kantilal B. Patel in Union Square. New York, NY.Flower market on Union Square. New York, NY.
Flower market on Union Square. New York, NY.Flower market on Union Square. New York, NY.Union Square domed subway entrance. New York, NY.Union Square subway entrance. New York, NY.
Flower market on Union Square. New York, NY.Flower market on Union Square. New York, NY.Union Square domed subway entrance. New York, NY.Union Square subway entrance. New York, NY.
Domed subway entrance in front of Lincoln & Spingler Buildings on Union Square. New York, NY.Lincoln Building. New York, NY.Stylized lion gargoyle on Lincoln Building on Union Square. New York, NY.Spingler Building decoration detail. New York, NY.
Domed subway entrance in front of Lincoln (1889) & Spingler (1890s) Buildings on Union Square. New York, NY.Lincoln Building (1890) (1-3 Union Square West). New York, NY. Style: Romanesque. Architect: Robert Henderson Robertson. On National Register.Stylized lion gargoyle on Lincoln Building on Union Square. New York, NY.Spingler Building (1890) decoration detail (5-9 Union Square West). New York, NY.
17-19 Union Square West over art market. New York, NY.Roofline decorations of 17-19 Union Square West. New York, NY.17-19 Union Square West & Carlyle Court Residence Hall of NYU on Union Square. New York, NY.Bank of the Metropolis. New York, NY.
17-19 Union Square West (1913) (12 floors) over art market. New York, NY. Architect: Charles Volz.Roofline decorations of 17-19 Union Square West. New York, NY.17-19 Union Square West & Carlyle Court Residence Hall of NYU (1987) (14 floors) on Union Square. New York, NY.Bank of the Metropolis (1903) (31 Union Square West) (16 floors). New York, NY. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Bruce Price. On National Register.
Lions along roofline of Bank of the Metropolis on Union Square. New York, NY.Narrow edge roofline of Bank of the Metropolis on Union Square. New York, NY.Entrance architecture of Bank of the Metropolis on Union Square. New York, NY.Bank of the Metropolis & Decker Buildings on Union Square. New York, NY.
Lions along roofline of Bank of the Metropolis on Union Square. New York, NY.Narrow edge roofline of Bank of the Metropolis on Union Square. New York, NY.Entrance architecture of Bank of the Metropolis on Union Square. New York, NY.Bank of the Metropolis & Decker Buildings on Union Square. New York, NY.
Decker Building. New York, NY.Facade of Decker Building on Union Square. New York, NY.Precursor of Chicago style Decker Building window on Union Square. New York, NY.Skyline on Union Square. New York, NY.
Decker Building (now Union Building) (1893) (33 Union Square West). New York, NY. Style: Moorish. Architect: John H. Edelmann. On National Register.Facade of Decker Building on Union Square. New York, NY.Precursor of Chicago style Decker Building window (Edelmann was mentor of Louis Sullivan) on Union Square. New York, NY.Skyline on Union Square. New York, NY.
Heritage buildings looking along 16th St. from Union Square. New York, NY.Northern side of Union Square. New York, NY.Barnes & Noble Bookstore. New York, NY.Everett Building. New York, NY.
Heritage buildings looking along 16th St. from Union Square. New York, NY.Northern side of Union Square. New York, NY.Barnes & Noble Bookstore (former Century Building) (1881) (33 East 17th St. on Union Square). New York, NY. Style: Queen Anne Chateau. Architect: William Schickel.Everett Building (1908) (200 Park Ave. S.) (16 floors). New York, NY. Style: Chicago Style. Architect: Goldwin Starrett & Van Vleck.
W Union Square plus view up Park Ave. New York, NY.W Union Square at NE corner of Union Square. New York, NY.New York Film Academy, W Union Square plus other buildings viewed up Park Ave. New York, NY.New Tammany Hall , once New York Democratic HQ on Union Square. New York, NY.
W Union Square plus view up Park Ave. New York, NY.W Union Square (originally named Germania Life Insurance) (1911) (21 floors) at NE corner of Union Square. New York, NY. Architect: D'Oench & Yost, Brennan Beer Gorman / Architects.New York Film Academy, W Union Square plus other buildings viewed up Park Ave. New York, NY.New Tammany Hall (1929), once New York Democratic HQ (now New York Film Academy) on Union Square. New York, NY. Style: Neoclassical. Architect: Thompson, Holmes, Converse, Charles B. Meyers.
New York Film Academy facade. New York, NY.Union Square Savings Bank by architect who designed Lincoln Memorial in Washington. New York, NY.Cornelius Roosevelt Building. New York, NY.Round pillar corner of Roosevelt Building. New York, NY.
New York Film Academy (former New Tammany Hall) facade. New York, NY.Union Square Savings Bank (now a theater) (1907) (20 Union Square East) by architect who designed Lincoln Memorial in Washington. New York, NY. Style: Classical. Architect: Henry Bacon.Cornelius Roosevelt Building (1894) (841 Broadway off Union Sq.). New York, NY. Style: Victorian Romanesque.Round pillar corner of Roosevelt Building. New York, NY.
Brick, stone & terra cotta details of Roosevelt Building. New York, NY.Cornelius Roosevelt Building terra cotta entrance frieze details. New York, NY.8 Union Square South. New York, NY.Mercantile Building. New York, NY.
Brick, stone & terra cotta details of Roosevelt Building. New York, NY.Cornelius Roosevelt Building terra cotta entrance frieze details. New York, NY.8 Union Square South (2007) (15 floors). New York, NY. Architect: Arpad Baksa Architect.Mercantile Building (1910) (33 Irving Place) (12 floors). New York, NY. Architect: Starrett & Van Vleck.
Pete's Tavern patronized by O. Henry when he wrote Gift of the Magi off Union Square. New York, NY.Streetscape along Irving Place at 19th St. New York, NY.81 Irving Place. New York, NY.Streetscape up Park Ave. from 21st St. with MetLife Building in distance. New York, NY.
Pete's Tavern (est. 1864) patronized by O. Henry when he wrote Gift of the Magi (129 E. 18th St.) off Union Square. New York, NY.Streetscape along Irving Place at 19th St. New York, NY.81 Irving Place (1930) (14 floors). New York, NY. Architect: George F. Pelham.Streetscape up Park Ave. from 21st St. with MetLife Building in distance. New York, NY.
Tower of ConEdison [aka Consolidated Gas] Building seen from south. New York, NY.


Tower of ConEdison [aka Consolidated Gas] Building seen from south. New York, NY.



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