A flashpoint for Vietnam War protesters, this former U.S. Army Building was where generations of
draftees went for their pre-induction physicals as far back as the Korean War. In the days when the
draft was still in effect, any eighteen-year-old who got a letter beginning, Greetings didn’t have
to read any further. It wasn’t even necessary to ask how to get here”every young man in the city
knew exactly where it was. Whitehall Street said it all. The building, which resembled a
castellated fortress, was swallowed up behind the glass walls that now enclose a health club, and
offices rise above the original structure, which is still just under the surface.
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