Category Archives: Classics

On civic architecture

A painting of the New York Public Library by Carrère & Hastings. Graphic courtesy Gothamist.

2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the New York Public Library’s main branch, a fantastic example of early 20th century Beaux Arts architecture. The famed building stands as a testament to civic pride — to the government’s unique role as an overarching organization ideally dedicated entirely to the public good. More after the break. Continue reading

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The Lens: Fallingwater

An unusual view of one of the greatest buildings in American history -- Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. This image was taken from behind the main house looking up towards the guest house.

 

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