Saturday, September 11, 2010
One last thing
In last week's post on the Pan American Building by Paul Cret, I forgot to post one of the most important pictures! This model shows a cross section through the main space -showing the Beaux Arts diagram of progression of spaces perfectly that I had tried to describe. To the left is the entry hall, you can see the glass canopy over the courtyard next with the stairs beyond. Next at the top of the stairs is the Hall of Heros and last is the piece de resistance, the ballroom with the tallest ceiling (with the library below it). You can tell this is the most important space in the building just from this section and all of the others lead up to it; Sometimes a picture IS worth a thousand words! Have a great weekend!