Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Putting On My Top Hat -

[via How to be a Retronaut]
Here’s an event we wish we would happen more often. 
These awesome photos, taken at a Beaux-Arts Ball in New York City on January 23, 1931, show a gathering of famous architects dressed up as the equally (if not more) famous buildings they designed. 
Picture from left to right are: A. Stewart Walker (Fuller Building), Leonard Schultze (Waldorf-Astoria), Ely Jacques Kahn (Squibb Building), William Van Alen [looking particularly splendid] (Chrysler Building), Ralph Walker (1 Wall Street), D.E. Ward (Metropolitan Tower), Joseph H. Freelander (Museum of New York
So why don’t architects do this more often?

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