Custom House Rotunda - GOR-109439-699-15
Two imaes of the rotunda looking up.
The Rotunda, in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, which is oval in shape and is one hundred and thirty-five feet long, eighty-five feet wide, and forty-eight feet high. The ceiling of the rotunda is a dome. It is one of the tile-and-plaster, vaulted masterpieces of the Spanish engineer Guastovino. It weighs one hundred and forty tons and contains no steel. In the center of the dome is an oval ceiling sash surround by painted murals with a skylight above
The rotunda of the custom house is flanked on three sides by the museum's main exhibition galleries.