"The Tweed Courthouse" City Hall New York Tip by MM212
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Officially named the Old New York County Courthouse, the Tweed Courthouse gets its nickname from a certain infamous politician, William Tweed, who secured funding for its construction. It is strange that his name remained given that before construction was completed, he was convicted for embezzling millions. The gorgeous edifice combining Neoclassical with Renaissance-styles was designed by the architect John Kellum. Construction was stopped in 1872 during the trials of William Tweed, but was completed in 1881 by the architect Leopold Eidlitz, who added Romanesque details to the southern part of the building. Nowadays, the Courthouse houses the New York City Department of Education.
Address: Civic Center: 52 Chambers St
Directions: Manhattan between Park Row & Chambers St.
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