Trinity Church New York City, New York 1846
Dating from 1846, this historic church offers Gothic flying buttresses, stained-glass windows and an ancient churchyard in the midst of modern skyscrapers. It withstood 9/11 and appeared in the movie National Treasure.
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- Trinity Church
- 40.708084° N, 74.012119° W
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- 1846 constructed
- Broadway and Wall Street
- 212-602-0800 (general) 212-602-0872 (tour reservations) 212-602-0747 (concert information)
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
The exterior, a striking medieval element in an otherwise Neo-Classical and modern city, has all the features of a traditional Gothic church: flying buttresses, delicate tracery, stained glass windows, pointed arches and Gothic-style sculpture. Its most striking feature is the west spire, which rises to 281 feet. For many years it was the tallest building in Manhattan. The only non-traditional feature of Trinity Church is the material: a warm brownstone that was normally used only when builders could not afford marble, granite or limestone. continue reading →
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