New York City (NYC) is one of the most diverse places in the world. We see how people travelled from around the world in the early times of it’s establishment and how people are still moving to NYC. The buildings in this city captures the culture of these people and the style the brought with them from there foreign country.
As we walked the streets of Lower Manhattan, observing the buildings and learning about their styles and era built. We see as a modern city, we capture designs from ancient time in our buildings. Looking at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse located on 40 Centre Street, we see a style of modernism with the use of Greek designs. We see that the building provides a place for communal gathering as did the Greek, when the built a building like this. This building is placed in a location where there is other buildings that offers governmental services to the residents of NYC. They building in this location was design as a gathering place for people to come and do business.
The style of the building so prominent was designed to show case power, dominance and authority that the court brings to society. It’s massive columns welcomes you with warmth and worry at the same time.