Peek Inside the Off-Limits Banking Halls at Art Deco Skyscraper on 20 Exchange Place

20 Exchange Place is one of New York City's best Art Deco skyscrapers. Once housing the City Bank-Farmers Trust, the building was decorated with marble, statues and ornate styling.

Our friends at Untapped Cities recently toured the 57-story Financial District building and offer up these great photos giving you an inside peek.

The building was completed in 1931 with state of the art conveniences, including “refrigerated water,” recessed radiators built into the structure, plate glass windows, telephone outlets.

Check out the accompanying article for more.

20 Exchange Place, NYC | Off Broad Street
20 Exchange Place, NYC | Off Broad Street
Photo: PAJ880
WPA murals inside the banking hall at 20 Exchange Place
WPA murals inside the banking hall at 20 Exchange Place
Inside the rotunda
Inside the rotunda
The grand staircase of the rotunda
The grand staircase of the rotunda
The dome of the rotunda
The dome of the rotunda
One of the large safes in the banking hall
One of the large safes in the banking hall
This elevator once led to the second floor of the banking hall and the lower level
This elevator once led to the second floor of the banking hall and the lower level
The banking hall is mostly empty, with items left over from fill shoots. On the other side of this space is the dry cleaning pickup area of 20 Exchange
The banking hall is mostly empty, with items left over from fill shoots. On the other side of this space is the dry cleaning pickup area of 20 Exchange
These WPA murals that sit behind the teller windows showcase some seminal moments in New York City history
These WPA murals that sit behind the teller windows showcase some seminal moments in New York City history
To get from the public banking hall to the offices, a literal hole has been cut in the wall. Just next to this was the temporary office for a past film shoot
To get from the public banking hall to the offices, a literal hole has been cut in the wall. Just next to this was the temporary office for a past film shoot
Even the lower level basement has an immense amount of marble – columns, walls and flooring
Even the lower level basement has an immense amount of marble – columns, walls and flooring
Another bank vault is on this level
Another bank vault is on this level
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20 Exchange Place

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