Photo by: Ralph Selitzer, DCAS
Manhattan Family Courthouse
60 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
Date Built: 1975
Architect: Haines Lundberg Waehler
The Manhattan Family Courthouse is located on the west side of Lafayette Street
between Franklin and Leonard Streets. The building houses the Family Court, Department
of Probation, Human Resources Administration, and Legal Aid.
The courthouse is a modern black granite building designed by the architectural
firm of Haines Lundberg Waehler, which later designed the office buildings at the
World Financial Center. A fashionable new form, it was intended to look as if it
is an incised cube that was carved away from a polished black granite monolith.
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