Monday, March 24, 2008

Police Building

There is a very grand looking building just north of chinatown (I guess it's in Soho actually) which is the former police headquarters building, now converted to apartments. I don't have a shot with the whole building, but it is really quite fancy looking. Some very lucky (and rich!) people live there now. Here is what I read about it on nyc-architecture.com:

Old Police Headquarters Building, 240 Centre Street (taking up the entire block between Grand and Broome). Designed by the firm of Hoppin & Koen in an exuberant Edwardian Baroque style, it opened in 1909. The NY Police Dept. moved out in 1973 and the building was converted to luxury condominiums in 1987. There are 55 apartments on six floors.

10 comments:

Blue Wave 707 said...

Great black & white photo!

I bet the units in there must quite nice.

DaveM said...

Beautiful stonework, but with all the restoration work you think they would co ordinate the clocks.

Greg C said...

That would be an awesome place to live. Just think of the stories those walls could tell.

marley said...

Stunning dome. Better as apartments than a police station!

I'm glad you liked my snaps from Bath and that it brought back nice memories for you.

Have a good week :)

Gudl said...

Very cool!
It would be interesting to see the inside...

Ming the Merciless said...

I hope to organize more photo-blogger meet-ups in the near future.

Sorry we missed your company this weekend.

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

I had take time to enlarge your picture to watch the picture bigger...it's full of details. Very nice architecture. Thank you for showing it.

John Roberts said...

Maybe your best B&W yet! Keep it up! We want more!

lv2scpbk said...

This is a wonderful shot in black and white.

Moi said...

beautiful!!!