Borough Hall houses the Brooklyn Borough President and is Brooklyn’s oldest public building and the heart and soul of its Civic Center. Completed in 1851, the structure was constructed before the 1898 consolidation of New York City, and served as Brooklyn’s City Hall. Designed by architect Gamaliel King, Borough Hall’s imposing Greek-Revival style façade is clad in Tuckahoe marble and borders bustling Columbus Park. The building is defined by its monumental staircase with six ionic columns supporting a triangular pediment and its cast-iron cupola capped by a statue of Justice. The Brooklyn Tourism Office is located on the Joralemon Street entrance.