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The Cass Gilbert Customs House

Constructed between 1902 and 1907 by Cass Gilbert, this masterpiece of the Beaux-Arts style incorporates City Beautiful Movement planning principles combining architecture, engineering, and fine arts.
The building sits on the site of Fort Amsterdam, the fortification constructed by the Dutch West India Company to defend their operations in the Hudson Valley. The fort became the nucleus of the New Amsterdam settlement, and in turn, of New York City.
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  1. # Blogger ariellariell

    haha i actually saw this building on a television show in the background last night and wondered what it was  

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