[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?