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Brown Building (Asch Building), New York

Brown Building (Asch Building) - New York, New York
Brown Building (Asch Building)
29 Washington Place, New York, NY 10012Map
New York University
+1 212 995 3273
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Overview

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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By jbhaydn | Posted 10/14/12
  Back one more time!--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 06/02/12
  Forgot I checked this one out before, happy to read about it again and see good thing's happening at this time !----jbhaydn  
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By valerobrklyn | Posted 03/08/14
  was killed 146 workers  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 05/09/12
  Happy something good has been added to that area,to make up for all that loss of life away back then ! ----jbhaydn  
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