The Municipal Building
McKim, Mead and White
New York City, 1913

Like the Woolworth, The Municipal Building follows historical style, in this case, the neoclassical. McKim, Mead and White was one of the most popular architectural firms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, designing such New York icons as Pennsylvania Station and the Post Office. The Municipal Building is a good example of another effort to reconcile the skyscraper to the classical forms using the traditional cladding of light stone or brick.