Posts tagged art deco
Posts tagged art deco
N… New York City
Rockefeller Center, NYC, New York
Photo by mbell1975
Even though I’m still not done posting a pic from each state, thought I’d get NYC done with early. Not as if I haven’t posted 1000 images of NYC previously. This is one of the many extraordinary friezes, sculptures and murals found in the Rockefeller Center complex.
N… New York (State)
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Photo by Dan Klein
My oldest sister earned three degree at Cornell so I spent a lot of time visiting Ithaca as a kid and as a teen. I don’t remember this, the law school, just a lot of ivy and the underground campus bookstore, which of course to a kid was the coolest thing ever.
N… New Mexico
Floral Chapel, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Photo by Donald Peterson
Very cool southwestern take on Deco.
Art Deco meets adobe in this funeral chapel in the Barelas neighborhood, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
N… Newark & New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Photo by Lisa DeLange
Deco facade that reminds me a little bit of the (much much bigger) Chanin Building in Manhattan.
N… New Hampshire
Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, Londonderry, New Hampshire
Huh! Have never come across this one before. Did not guess it existed.
Aviation Museum of New Hampshire in Londonderry. You’ll find airplane models, photographs and memorabilia of Granite State’s history in the air. The museum is housed in the original Art Deco terminal building built in 1937.
Interior, Reno Post Office, Reno, Nevada
Photo by Sid Penance
Another nice one from Sid Penance. This from from the interior. For a full set of photos of this building, click over here. One from that set:
Durham Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
by DMR Studios
Extraordinary building not only for its survival but its gorgeous present state. Compare this to Buffalo Central Terminal.
The Durham Museum interior in Omaha, Nebraska. Designed in the late 1920’s by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, this beautiful art deco station was completed in 1931. Commissioned by Union Pacific, it served as the Union Station on 10th Street in downtown Omaha for 40 years, until 1971 when Congress established the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, now Amtrak, to handle all railroad passenger travel. The ceiling displays themes and elements of the great western plains culture.
Also, here’s the official web site: Durham Museum.
City Hall, Oslo, Norway
Photo by Alison Crawford
Officially opened in 1950 but begun in the early 1930s.
Oslo City Hall (Norwegian: Oslo rådhus) houses the city council, city administration, and art studios and galleries. The construction started in 1931, but was paused by the outbreak of World War II, before the official inauguration in 1950. Its characteristic architecture, artworks and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, held on 10 December, makes it one of Oslo’s most famous buildings. It was designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson. The roof of the eastern tower has a 49-bell carillon which plays every hour. It is situated in Pipervika in central downtown Oslo. The area was completely renovated and rebuilt to make room for the new city hall, back in the late 1920s. In June 2005 it was named Oslo’s “Structure of the Century”, with 30.4% of the votes.
Here’s a wider view of the complex:
N… New Zealand
Civic Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by podiceps60
Beautiful corner theater in Auckland.
Radio Kootwijk, Apeldorn, The Netherlands
by Adriaan Wormgoor
Beautiful radio station, named elsewhere as a “cathedral” of radio.
This is Radio Kootwijk, an oddly situated 1920 art deco building right in the center of a nature area. Back in the day it was the only place in The Netherlands where you could communicate directly with Indonesia, a Dutch colony at the time.