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The Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House is a large square neo-classical Beaux Arts building located at the tip of the Manhattan island on 1 Bowling Green and Broadway in New York City. It was built in 1901-1907 by the architects Cass Gilbert and Daniel Chester French. The building is seven storys high and steel-framed, and in front of it four monumental female limestone sculptures representing America, Asia, Europe and Africa is situated, symbolizing the belief from 16th century Europe that there are only four continents in the world. The sculptures are known as the "Four Corners of the World." The building used to house the United States Customs Service, which was an agency of the U.S. federal government that collected import tariffs and performed other selected border security duties.