Ellis Island

Constructed circa 1931, the ferry building at Ellis Island received immigrants debarking from boats where they were directed either to the south side where they would be treated for illness or disease, or to the north side where they would begin the immigration process. This is the first of the buildings on the portion of …

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John Street Methodist Church

John Street United Methodist Church: This 1841 building was investigated for weathering, deferred maintenance, floor load capacity, and the effect of vibrations from the collapse of the World Trade Center three blocks away. An initial report written shortly after 9-11 had indicated the possibility of damage to the structure; field examination was able to show …

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