The significance of the building, and the image?
It’s the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. And, as of yesterday, it holds Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the first Gitmo prisoner to be transferred to the United States to stand trail on federal charges.
… And, as of last report, the city continues to go about its business.
(image: Chris Hondros/Getty Images. June 9, 2009. New York City)