New York's City Hall

Built between 1803 and 1812, and located in Lower Manhattan, between Broadway, Park Row, and Chambers Street, New York City Hall is in the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions. The building consists of a central pavilion with two projecting wings, its exterior was designed in the French Renaissance style, and its interior in the American-Georgian style. Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant lay in state in the Hall’s rotunda.


Latitude: 40.712740179154
Longitude: -74.005962163210

Timeline of Events Associated with New York's City Hall

Date Event Manage
Aug 1858

First attempt at transatlantic cable

In August, 1858, to riotous celebrations in the United States, in which fireworks destroyed the cupola of New York’s City Hall, the first cable was successfully completed between Valentia, Ireland and Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, only to cease functioning within a month.


John M. Picker, “Threads across the Ocean: The Transatlantic Telegraph Cable, July 1858, August 1866″