Central Synagogue

Year Built: 1872

Location: New York, NY

Architect: Henry Fernbach

The Central Synagogue is a Moorish temple oasis in the middle of Manhattan—or midtown east, to be exact. Its exterior packs a punch with its twin green and gold onion domes atop octagonal towers, while Fernbach's blue and gold interior arrests the synagogue go-er. Vibrant color and decoration marries with dramatic and bold architecture to create a space that transports the faithful to another place and time.