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Guastavino tile

Guastavino tile vaulting in the City Hall station of the New York City Subway
Guastavino ceiling tiles on the south arcade of the Manhattan Municipal Building

The Guastavino tile arch system is a version of Catalan vault introduced to the United States in 1885 by Spanish architect and builder Rafael Guastavino (1842–1908).[1] It was patented in the United States by Guastavino in 1892.[2]

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference Ochsendorf was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ R. Guastavino, "Construction of Buildings", US 468296 , February 2, 1892