Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District

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While in Manhattan, I came across this structure on top of a building from behind and I found this structure relevant and interesting because it is at the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District. It’s also interesting because the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District was developed as a major downtown office district and it appears to have a lot of Classical, Greek, Roman, Gothic, etc. architecture. On this building in particular, it appears to have a Corinthian order and this building was built in the late 19th and early 20th century indicating that it was inspired by ancient Greek and Roman architecture. The Corinthian Order is usually used for supporting a roof for an entire building, but on top of this Corinthian order, it appears to have a clock and structures like the statue on top of a woman. The statue of the woman is holding a sword and a balance; this indicates that it is Lady Justice. This structure can be overlap to the story of Antigone in classical, because when she wanted justice for her brothers. Her brothers died in a battle and were not buried properly so she made justice by burying them herself so they can be sent to heaven.

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