At the top of the Municipal Building is the statue Civic Fame.
The statue was to celebrate the consolidation of the five boroughs into the City of New York. The figure is barefoot and balances upon a globe. She carries various symbolic items: a shield bearing the New York City coat of arms, a branch of leaves, and a mural crown, which she holds aloft. The mural crown has five crenellations or turrets, which evoke city walls and represent the five boroughs.The crown also includes dolphins as a symbol of "New York's maritime setting.
Manhattan Municipal Building, at 1 Centre Street . The 40 story building's architectural style has been "variously described as Roman Imperial, Italian Renaissance, French Renaissance, or Beaux-Arts".
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