The Nebraska State Capitol Building (1932) The Nebraska State Capitol took over a decade to complete. In fact, it was one of the Guastavinos’ largest projects ever: They manufactured more tile for the Capitol than for any of their other works. Hildreth Meière created the decorative tile designs, which were then laid by Rafael Guastavino Jr. Photo: Michael Freeman/Alamy

The Nebraska State Capitol Building (1932) The Nebraska State Capitol took over a decade to complete. In fact, it was one of the Guastavinos’ largest projects ever: They manufactured more tile for the Capitol than for any of their other works. Hildreth Meière created the decorative tile designs, which were then laid by Rafael Guastavino Jr. Photo: Michael Freeman/Alamy

Guastavino y la "City Hall station"[NY].

Guastavino y la "City Hall station"[NY].

Guastavino Tile Arches in City Hall Subway and Ellis Island Photos | Architectural Digest

9 Dazzling Tiled Archways Devised by Rafael Guastavino

Guastavino Tile Arches in City Hall Subway and Ellis Island Photos | Architectural Digest

Guastavino y la "City Hall station"[NY].

Guastavino y la "City Hall station"[NY].

Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, New York (1913). Fotografía © Michael Freeman

Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, New York (1913). Fotografía © Michael Freeman

The Tile House, Bay Shore, NY.  The ground floor has herringbone tile ceilings, which support the second floor (Guastavino’s tile system is not just decorative, but weight-bearing).

The Tile House, Bay Shore, NY. The ground floor has herringbone tile ceilings, which support the second floor (Guastavino’s tile system is not just decorative, but weight-bearing).

El hombre que cambió la fórmula constructiva de Nueva York y liberó el desarrollo de la gran urbe de los incendios se llamaba Rafael Guastavino y nació en Valencia.

El hombre que cambió la fórmula constructiva de Nueva York y liberó el desarrollo de la gran urbe de los incendios se llamaba Rafael Guastavino y nació en Valencia.

NYC Subway Tile - City Hall Station - Opened in 1904 but no longer in use today, the ticket office at the former City Hall subway station in New York City featured ceramic subway tiles, hailed as durable and easy to maintain, on its walls. The arches and vaulted ceilings were covered with fanciful Guastavino tilework.

All About Ceramic Subway Tile

NYC Subway Tile - City Hall Station - Opened in 1904 but no longer in use today, the ticket office at the former City Hall subway station in New York City featured ceramic subway tiles, hailed as durable and easy to maintain, on its walls. The arches and vaulted ceilings were covered with fanciful Guastavino tilework.

This undated photo provided by the Museum of the City of New York shows the gothic vaults created by the Guastavino company for nave of the Riverside Church ...

Look up: Tile artists' work hidden in plain view

This undated photo provided by the Museum of the City of New York shows the gothic vaults created by the Guastavino company for nave of the Riverside Church ...

London’s New 35-Foot-High Luxury Treehouse with Views of the Thames River Photos | Architectural Digest

You Could Stay in a 35-Foot-High Luxury Treehouse in the Middle of London

London’s New 35-Foot-High Luxury Treehouse with Views of the Thames River Photos | Architectural Digest

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