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    Architect: Giaver & Dinkelberg and Thielbar & Fugard

    Style: Neo-Classical

    Year: 1927

    Description: The headquarters of Murphy/Jahn architects.































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    Refinement on a brutal scale. Very Chicago.

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    Nicely put, Christian.

    523 feet, 40 stories...she's quite a beaut.

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    Yes, the proportions are clumsy, but the Beaux-Arts refinement makes up for it.

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    Quote: from dbhstockton on 12:44 am on May 19, 2003
    Yes, the proportions are clumsy, but the Beaux-Arts refinement makes up for it.
    I happen to like the clumsiness.

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    It has something of the soviet-era skyscrapers. Even though it's the latter that would have been inspired by it.

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    You can kind of see it, I must admit. *The Soviet towers had much broader bases and tall spires, as well. *Secular cathedrals of the Stalinist utopia; he had planned to build eight, but the last project fell through and only now is the eighth tower being built.

    There was also the Palace of Soviets, intended to be the centerpiece of the new Moscow.

    ...bah. *I'm straying way off-topic.

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