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The congregation of Trinity Church is one of the oldest in America, having been established in 1697 under charter by King William III. At that time, the crown granted them a prime piece of real estate at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street. 

Trinity Church, which was burned during the Revolutionary War. The current Trinity Church is the third building to stand at that location. It was designed by American Institute of Architects co-founder Richard Upjohn and was consecrated on Ascension Day in 1846. Upjohn was known as a leader of the American Gothic Revival movement. His magnificent design made Trinity one of the first and finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United States. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976 for its architectural significance.

The basilica plan church is built in the English Perpendicular Gothic Style of the 14th century, signaling the arrival of Gothic Revival ideals brought from England to New York in the mid 19th century. The church's stained glass windows recall medieval models, while its ornate bronze doors echo the doors of Florence's Renaissance Baptistery. The use of brownstone signals a popular interest in locally available materials.

Trinity Wall Street focuses on three major components of the journey of faith: Faith Inspiration, Faith Formation, and Faith in Action. 

Architectural style: Gothic Revival architecture
Height: 284' (87 m)

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