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Downtown Deco

Lower Manhattan is a carnival of art deco details

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The American International Building at 70 Pine Street was completed in 1932, a year after the Empire State Building, which it seems to echo
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The building deploys a full complement of deco architectural details, top to bottom
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70 Pine Street
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70 Pine Street
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70 Pine Street
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70 Pine Street
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70 Pine Street
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70 Pine Street
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Helpfully, some entrances incorporate a statue of the building
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70 Pine Street
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70 Pine Street
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70 Pine Street
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70 Pine Street
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70 Pine Street
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20 Exchange Place, 1931
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20 Exchange Place
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20 Exchange Place
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20 Exchange Place
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The doors of 20 Exchange Place
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20 Exchange Place
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20 Exchange Place
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20 Exchange Place
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An interesting offhand detail
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Another deco charmer, inside and out. 29 Broadway, 1931
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29 Broadway
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29 Broadway
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29 Broadway
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29 Broadway
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29 Broadway
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29 Broadway
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29 Broadway
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21 West Street, 1930
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21 West Street
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21 West Street
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An all-out art deco package, 21 West Street
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21 West Street
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21 West Street
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21 West Street
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21 West Street
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Bad quality, but some key details, including the swastika in the corner, 21 West Street
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21 West Street
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21 West Street
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21 West Street
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21 West Street
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21 West Street
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21 West Street
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21 West Street
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21 West Street
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Incredible detail, Manhattan entry to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel
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Manhattan entry to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel
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Manhattan entry to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

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