NEW YORK — The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday designated the site of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire an official city landmark in a ceremony attended by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The fire took place 92 years ago on several upper floors of the Brown Building, currently owned and used by New York University, which sits on the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street in Greenwich Village. At the time of the fire, the structure was known as the Asch building.

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