The massive government building is one of the youngest representatives of the City Beautiful Movement. The eclectic, ornate architectural style of the building shows elements of Neo-Baroque, Neo-Classical, Roman Imperial, Beaux-Arts and probably more schools of architectural thought.
The seemingly heavy and strict structure covered in Yule marble is elevated from the street level, hosting the vaulted subway station entrances and pedestrian passages.
Adorned with Roman style sculptures and numerals, Corinthian colonnades, opulent composite cornices, modillions, medallions, volutes, grand key stones, it is at the same time a sculpture, a triumphal arch and an office building. All of that had but one cause, to inspire civic virtue and social harmony, as it was once believed that antique type of beauty was capable of.
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