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The Porte St. Denis of New York

The Manhattan Bridge Arch, standing at the entrance of the bridge connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn, was modeled after the Porte St. Denis of Paris, and erected in 1909 by Carrère & Hastings. It is flanked on its sides by two colonnades inspired by those adorning St. Peters Square in Vatican City, which make this monument one of the grandest ways to leave Manhattan, which unfortunately is only used in its opposite direction these days.




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