Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #94

94-grants-tombGrant’s Tomb

Architect: John H. Duncan
Style: Roman Revival
Use: Resting Place
Opened: 1897
Borough: Manhattan

This majestic memorial is the largest mausoleum in North America and was the number one tourist destination in New York until the opening of the Empire State Building. Grand and imposing, it hosts the remains of President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia Dent Grant. However, as they are both above ground, the proper answer to “Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb?” is “No one.”

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