Image: Ellis Island Ferry Building, New York Harbor, Detail of tower

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Description: Ellis Island New Ferry Building, built in 1936 in the Art deco era by Works Progress Administration to replace a ferry that had earlier been lost to fire. The high central pavilion topped with a copper-clad cupola stands between two single-story wings in a brick fireproof building at the foot of the ferry basin on what is called the "hyphen", which connected the two parts of the island. The central hall acted as waiting room, with one wing used by the customs service and the other as a kitchen and lunchroom.
Title: Ellis Island Ferry Building, New York Harbor, Detail of tower
Author: Jack E. Boucher
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