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Art Deco lanterns on a Centre Street building

June 14, 2012

The city government buildings down around City Hall Park were designed with style.

Take the Departments of Health, Hospitals, and Sanitation Building, at 125 Worth Street near Centre Street.

Greeting you on the Centre Street side of the 1935 structure are these magnificent lamps, held in place on the backs of men.

The rest of the building is pretty cool too: a fortress-like edifice with bronze grillwork and health themes decorating the facade.

The names of great scientists and giants of medicine are also carved into the facade, a reminder of the building’s public-health purpose.