124–126 Bowery/230 Grand Street
York and Sawyer
Architects York and Sawyer were bank- and hospital design specialists, whose prolific work in Manhattan includes this bank building. This colossal Beaux-Arts structure is flanked by its neighbor, the Bowery Savings Bank, which was designed by McKim, Mead and White. Interestingly enough, York and Sawyer were trained in McKim, Mead and White’s office. This monumental building is clad in limestone and features highly ornamental Renaissance façades and copper cornices supported by heavy stone brackets.