This month we celebrate Historic Skyscrapers by visiting the landmark Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower at One Hanson Place in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Built in 1927 by the architectural firm of Halsey, McCormark and Helmer, it is one of the largest clock towers in the world with some of the finest 20th-century interiors in Brooklyn.
Luckily, you can visit this former ornamental banking hall on weekends now through April as the Brooklyn Flea moves their popular market with gourmet food vendors indoors for the winter. You can shop, eat and view great architecture all in one place and don't forget to visit the basement to see the 60-ton vault doors — they are quite impressive!
It is an easy stop off most subway lines to the Atlantic Avenue Terminal (25 minutes from Lower Manhattan). For more information or directions visit brooklynflea.com
Special thanks to Skylight One Hanson (skylightnyc.com) who meticulously restored an unaltered setting that lends a monumental significance and sense of the city’s rich history to each event, which run the gamut from fashion shows and gala dinners to weddings and photo shoots.
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