Brown Building was originally the Asch building which was the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. A fire in 1911 in this factory killed 145 workers all of whom were women or girls, mostly Jewish or Italian. After the fire the investigation revealed that the factory doors had been locked during the fire not allowing the workers to escape. This building is now a part of the campus of New York University. It is the place for the science faculty.
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