Although I got a lot of encouragement to jump into holiday photographs, I'm going to post my pictures of Lower Manhattan tonight and moving forward, will start displaying as many days of Christmas in New York as I can find. I'm sure there will be a few posts that have other topics, but we all need all the cheer we can muster and as of November 22, Buttercupland officially moves into the holiday mode. I'm not sure what that will mean if we have a further shutdown in New York City and many interiors become unavailable. I did do a lot of photography in advance and can do at least a dozen different new holiday posts from what I've taken this year. Fingers crossed for many reasons that New York can maintain the status quo.
During four different jobs I worked in this area of Lower Manhattan, though never in the Municipal Building, pictured above. At the end of the Nineteenth Century it became clear that City Hall, which actually is a relatively small building, could neither begin to accommodate all government offices, nor have an addition built to expand it. Work on the Municipal Building began in 1909 and was completed in 1914. Though it added thousands of square feet for offices, by 1939 the city workforce outgrew the building and alternate sites were found. Though I didn't work in this building I attended many meetings here and it was like stepping into 1950, with linoleum and metal desks as far as the eye could see.
This time I'm looking north on West Broadway.
Thanks for joining us for Pink Saturday, and please be back tomorrow was Christmas in New York returns to Buttercupland.
As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care.