|“||Dylan guaranteed a cakewalk. Besides, we can always point to the plaque over there. Your family built this place, remember?||”|
— Oliver, trying to reassure Schuyler about their entry into the club.
Back when it used to be the headquarters of the Van Alen investment and brokerage house, the building was a "paradigm of the beaux-arts style" with a classic six-column façade. But after years of being left abandoned, nothing remains but a decrepit stone building located at the end of Houston Street.
History EditBack in the days, the building used to serve as headquarterst to the Van Alen investment and brokerage house, but after the Van Alen family lost its fortune, the building had to be abandoned. It was only years later, when a night-club promoter found the building that the building became home to The Bank, a nightclub.
- On one side, preening hipsters in tight, expensive, European clothes, tossing their bleached hair over zebra-print jackets; and on the other, a scraggly group of lost children in their tattered and pierced clothing...
- — A petri dish of warring cultural allegiances. [src]
- The Bank seems to be based on a real nightclub in New York city, whose actual name was The Bank in the 1990s, up until it became The Element in the early 2000s.