New York City Hall
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A pen and ink drawing of the front entrance of the New York City Hall. There are several citizens in front of the building. The inscription reads: "City Hall, New York City, where Andrew Jackson was presented with the Freedom of the City, Feb. 23, 1819. Collection of New York Historical Society, New York City.
Construction of the new New York City Hall began in 1803 was delayed after the City Council objected that the design was too extravagant. In response, McComb and Mangin, the architects, reduced the size of the building and used brownstone at the rear of; the building to lower costs. Labor disputes and an outbreak of yellow fever further slowed construction. The building was not dedicated until 1811. It officially opened in 1812.
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