TALE SPIN REFERENCE 9

More City stuff.   First, Radio City Music Hall.

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I found better renditions of some of this artwork, so I’ve replaced the poorer photocopies with clearer images.  Here is a drawing by Hugh Ferriss. “His rendering of the Hoover Dam is dramatic and abstract, in its depiction of the unusual geometry. If an alien race were to build in large, bold, opaque volumes, Ferriss would be able to capture the essence of those strange beings and their works.

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Another Ferriss rendering, this time of the Chicago Tribune Tower.

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Another another Ferriss piece: The Chanin Building by Sloan&Robertson (1929) is a straightforward skyscraper modeled after the 1922 zoning laws.

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OK, there’s one more blog coming about City Reference.  Bye!

 

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