@7 months ago with 6338 notes
#New York #architecture #bridges #art
Drawing of New Yorks ‘Woolworth Building’. Built in 1913 in a flamboyant Gothic style it was the tallest building in the world until 1930. Seen here soaring high above the other buildings around it and dominating the skyline beyond the Brooklyn Bridge.
Sometimes I see the Woolworth Building from attorney’s office windows and get really distracted while they’re talking to me.
@8 months ago with 9 notes
#Henri Labrouste #architecture
Detail of a column in the Bibliotheque nationale. (Architect: Henri Labrouste.)
I caught the MoMA exhibit last week and realized that the Bibliotheque Nationale and Sainte-Genevieve are not actually 2 parts of the same building. I’m an EMBARRASSMENT TO MY MAJOR.