07 Jan Retrofit: Tammany Hall’s High-tech Glass Dome Honors New York’s Original People
Retrofit January 7, 2021
Tammany Hall’s High-tech Glass Dome Honors New York’s Original People
An articulated dome of glass and steel now rises from historic Tammany Hall, honoring the building’s namesake on the northeast corner of Union Square in Manhattan. The iconic rooftop addition is the visible top of a new 6-story building rising from within the restored century-old street walls of the New York City landmark. The undulating, turtle-shell-like dome honors the source of Tammany Hall’s name, the legendary Native American Lenape Chief Tammanend. Known for supporting peaceful coexistence with 17th century European settlers, Tammanend inspired pre- and post-revolutionary political clubs to listen to all voices while they debated what a new republic could be.