NoHo Cable Building:

Year Completed: 1894

Architect: McKim, Mead & White

Style: Beaux Arts

Located on 611 Broadway, NoHo is home to the 9 story cable car building which served the majority of lower manhattan starting in the late 1890’s. The exterior of the building showcases intricate architecture and arched windows, but the interior holds its own unique history. The building was originally the headquarters and power station for the Metropolitan Traction Company, one of the city’s cable car companies and was filled to the brim with steam engines and wheels which pulled street car cables at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. The cable car railway system moved cars on Broadway from Bowling Green to 36th Street, but was shut down after less than a decade due to the cost of operation. In 1925 the building was sold and remained a manufacturing building, but was later sold again and repurposed as an office building. Today, the cable building is home to the Angelika Film Center, architecture firms, and a variety of studios which have proudly served our neighborhood for decades.