Tourist Attraction in New York: Ghostbuster's Firestation
The Ghostbuster's Firestation - Firehouse, Hook & Ladder Company 8 is a New York City Fire Department (FDNY) fire station, located at 14 North Moore Street at its intersection with Varick Street in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Its exterior has become iconic as the base of the Ghostbusters in the supernatural comedy film franchise of the same name. The firehouse was built in 1903 after the establishment of the FDNY as the base of the formerly independent Hook and Ladder fire company no. 8. The building was designed as the first of a series of Beaux-Arts style firehouses by the city superintendent of buildings, Alexander H. Stevens. The building, which originally had two vehicle doors, was halved in size in 1913 after Varick Street was widened. The firefighters of Hook & Ladder No. 8 were among the first responders to the September 11, 2001, attacks.