PowerPoint Presentation: The Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House is a treasure to Manhattan history, and is a glorified architectural masterpiece. Based on a “Beaux-Arts” architectural style, The U.S. Custom House was designed by architects, Cass Gilbert and Daniel Chester French. The building took 5 years to construct and finish and stands tall to this day in lower Manhattan on the tip of the island near Battery Park. With scenic views, and aged ambience, The U.S. Customs house was originally a location built to house the duty collection operations for the port of New York.
PowerPoint Presentation: The architecture of the building is usually want makes a tourist or visitor remember the location of the U.S. Custom House to begin with. Cass Gilbert, one of the leading architects behind the construction of the building also designed the Woolworth Building, which is one of the oldest skyscrapers in the United States.
PowerPoint Presentation: The extensive detail that can be seen on the outside of the building is easy to classify as a Beaux-Arts type of architecture. Beaux-Arts style architecture is a lot more involved, and involves characteristics that focus on sculptural decoration, conservative modern lines, with an impressionistic finish and realism. The sculptures on the outside of the building can be accredited to Daniel Chester French, who was the amazing American sculptor that the majestic image you’ll see in Washington, D.C. that is the seated Abraham Lincoln within the Lincoln Memorial.
PowerPoint Presentation: When you’re in Manhattan, and looking for a way to visit The U.S. Custom Building, you can walk by with a Licensed Tour Guide on the New York City See It All! Tour and The New York See It All Premium tour with OnBoard Sightseeing tours in New York City! This location is also ideal if you’re looking to do a Private Tour based on architecture or U.S. Sculptors and Architects.
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