The Sun Building



The Sun Building

280 Broadway

New York, NY 10007


Date Built: 1845-1846

Architect: French & Snook

“…one of the most influential buildings ever erected in New York City …”


The Sun Building at 280 Broadway, is located on the east side of Broadway between Chambers and Reade Streets. With the important exception of City Hall, it is the oldest of the City’s buildings that DCAS manages. Now a seven-story building, its original five-story section, at Broadway and Reade, was completed in 1846. (This was just ahead of 209 Joralemon Street – then Brooklyn City Hall, and now the Brooklyn Borough Hall – which was under construction from 1845-1848).