The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #67
Dime Savings Bank
The notion of incorporating a beautiful domed building, landmarked by the city, into a supertall skyscraper may make many historic preservationists bristle. But that is one of the complications that the notion of “air rights” brings to a vertical city like New York. And it is precisely the plan that this stunning old banking palace is undergoing since changing hands more than once since Dime went belly-up in 2002. Let us hope the stunning red marble interior columns with the signature Mercury-head dimes (added in 1932) remain undisturbed.
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