Queens Borough Hall is a public building in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City which houses the Office of the Queens Borough President and other city offices and court space. It is located in the Kew Gardens municipal facilities stretch bounded by Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike among other roads. A previous Queens Borough Hall, built around 1910, had been located in the Long Island City neighborhood.

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  • Die Queens Borough Hall ist ein öffentliches Gebäude in Queens, New York und Sitz des Borough Presidents des Stadtteils. Darüber hinaus befinden sich im Gebäude mehrere andere Büros der Stadtverwaltung. Die Borough Hall liegt in den Kew Gardens zwischen dem Queens Boulevard und dem Union Turnpike. Das während der Weltwirtschaftskrise entworfenene und im Jahr 1940 fertiggestellte Gebäude enthielt in den ersten Jahren nach der Eröffnung außerdem ein Postamt und ein Verkehrsgericht, da es den Architekten wichtig war, es zum Zentrum des bürgerlichen Lebens in Queens zu machen. Nach der Streichung von Aufzügen in den Bauplänen kostete der Bau insgesamt rund 1 648 000 US-Dollar und wurde von März bis November 1940 innerhalb von neun Monaten abgeschlossen. Noch im selben Jahr erhielt das Gebäude einen Designpreis des Queens Chamber of Commerce. Die 176 Meter lange und vierstöckige Borough Hall wurde im klassischen Backsteinstil errichtet und von William Gehron und Andrew J. Thomas entworfen. Am 4. Dezember 1940 wurde es vom damaligen New Yorker Bürgermeister Fiorello LaGuardia eröffnet. Seit 1941 befindet sich die Statue „Civic Virtue“ von Frederick William MacMonnies vor dem Gebäude, 2001 wurde zudem ein ausrangierter New York City Subway-Wagen des Typs „R33“ vor dem Gebäude aufgestellt. (de)
  • Queens Borough Hall is a public building in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City which houses the Office of the Queens Borough President and other city offices and court space. It is located in the Kew Gardens municipal facilities stretch bounded by Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike among other roads. Designed by architects William Gehron and Andrew J. Thomas in the stripped classical style, it was built between March and November 1940 at a cost of some $1,800,000, low for its size. Featuring a red brick facade, was 580 feet long upon construction and four stories high; the office suite for the borough president and his or her cabinet was designed for the center of the building. The building was opened on December 4, 1940, with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia and many other city officials in attendance. The structure subsequently won a design award from the Queens Chamber of Commerce. A previous Queens Borough Hall, built around 1910, had been located in the Long Island City neighborhood. Queens Borough Hall was designed to serve as the center of civic life, and had other functions, such as a post office, when first built. It has become a popular spot for marriages, with some 9,000 of them being performed in the hall during 2006. Fridays are the most popular day for the ceremonies, which are presided over by the borough's deputy city clerk in a small chapel. Frederick MacMonnies's heroically scaled and controversial marble allegory of Civic Virtue (1909–22) was moved outside Queens Borough Hall in 1941, and decades later was still drawing criticism from those who viewed it as depicting "masculinity as virtue and femininity as vice". In 2012 it was moved to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. At the east end of Queens Borough Hall on 82nd Avenue, a retired New York City Subway redbird train, R33 car #9075, is on display signed as a 7 train. The Redbird car was formerly a visitor center for the Queens Borough Hall, but the visitor center closed in 2015 due to low patronage, and the car is now used as a landmark and for movie shoots. (en)
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  • Die Queens Borough Hall ist ein öffentliches Gebäude in Queens, New York und Sitz des Borough Presidents des Stadtteils. Darüber hinaus befinden sich im Gebäude mehrere andere Büros der Stadtverwaltung. Die Borough Hall liegt in den Kew Gardens zwischen dem Queens Boulevard und dem Union Turnpike. (de)
  • Queens Borough Hall is a public building in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City which houses the Office of the Queens Borough President and other city offices and court space. It is located in the Kew Gardens municipal facilities stretch bounded by Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike among other roads. A previous Queens Borough Hall, built around 1910, had been located in the Long Island City neighborhood. (en)
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