A walk up Broadway takes one past some of Manhattan’s most celebrated buildings—the Custom House, the Woolworth Building, City Hall, the Flatiron. Along the way there are also countless other fascinating, if less well-known, structures that are worth more than just a casual glance. Here are some favorites:
Bowling Green Offices (5-11 Broadway)
The Bowling Green Offices is a large building, but it is easy to overlook. The fun here is in the architect’s mixture of ancient building styles. The overall massing of the building is bold and sculptural, almost Egyptian in feel. The crisp and elegant detailing, however, is a veritable encyclopedia of ancient Greek motifs.