Completed early in the 20th century, the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007. This beaux-arts treasure is ranked as one of the most significant historic buildings in GSA’s national inventory.
In its heyday, the Custom House was a bustling place of activity as brokers and customs agents worked together building the wealth of this nation. Although the building’s fortunes declined in the early 70’s when the customs service was relocated to the newly-built World Trade Center, GSA embarked on a major renovation and restoration project that gave this monumental edifice a new future.
Today, visitors to the building will find a vibrant and active place, often filled with the happy sounds of schoolchildren on class trips to the National Museum of the American Indian housed in the first three floors of the facility.
100 Years of Grandeur - The film is part of GSA's efforts to support the Executive Order 13287, "Preserve America", which encourages Americans to explore and enjoy our nation's heritage.