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Ellis Island

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Ellis Island, Colgate Center, Communipaw, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States of America (40.69859 -74.04201)

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Name: Ellis Island topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 40.69646 -74.04368 40.70090 -74.03772
Minimum elevation: -5 m
Maximum elevation: 153 m
Average elevation: 6 m

Ellis Island

The first floor contained detention rooms, social service offices, and waiting rooms on its west wing, a use that remained relatively unchanged. The central space was initially a baggage room until 1907, but was subsequently subdivided and later re-combined into a single records room. The first floor's east wing also contained a railroad waiting room and medical offices, though much of the wing was later converted to record rooms. A railroad ticket office annex was added to the north side of the first floor in 1905–1906. The south elevation of the first floor contains the current immigration museum's main entrance, approached by a slightly sloped passageway covered by a glass canopy. Though the canopy was added in the 1980s, it evokes the design of an earlier glass canopy on the site that existed from 1902 to 1932.

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