Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Building history

I came across this image of Jaime Drake's renovation of New York's City Hall and I was quite taken with it. There is something very American in this room; things are well made and respectful-the color even being a homage to Washington's Mount Vernon....and there is a hint of modernist functionalism in that the furniture in the room is just there to work not to look pretty-no excess. Let's bring back that attitude.

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