12. Grant’s Tomb & Gould Memorial Library

Gould Memorial Library Billions film location
(L-R): Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as himself and Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades in BILLIONS, “Winston Dick Energy”. Photo Credit: Christopher T. Saunders/SHOWTIME.

Towards the end of the episode, Chuck is summoned to the footsteps of Grant’s Tomb, the largest mausoleum in North America. He laments about having to “haul it all the way up to 122nd.” While the exterior establishing shot is of Grant’s Tomb in Morningside Heights, the interior is a set built within the rotunda of another historic building, The Gould Memorial Library (which is even further north at Bronx Community College). The real interior of Grant’s Tomb is clad in neutral marble and granite, but this set looks drastically different. The Gould Memorial Library has towering green marble columns with golden Corinthian tops, stained glass windows, and a golden-domed ceiling. The structure was designed by the noted architect Stanford White as the crown jewel of the campus. Untapped New York Insiders recently got to go inside the building, which is usually off-limits to the public. Check out the hidden Guastavino vault we saw in the basement!

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