This is a detail from the 1929/1930 (different sources give different dates for completion) skyscraper in downtown Philadelphia. It has been converted from an office building to a Marriot Hotel. Ritter & Shay were the architects.
The panels beautifully express the boldness, originality,and exuberance of the Art Deco—-at the beginning of the Great Depression.
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George Washington University campus.
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Jones Beach, Long Island, one of Robert Moses’s most famous projects. Everyone from New York City could enjoy the beach, as long as they had a car to get to the beach. Moses had the bridges crossing the road to the beach built too low to all buses, carrying the less affluent from the city.
When bank buildings anchored the streetscape and made a statement.
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