Jennifer 👩🏼forgot the pecan pie. 😱That’s all Jennifer had to do. Bring one damn pie. And she forgot it. 💁🏼♀️Her husband, Michael Dewey, 🧔🏻was hoping that bringing a pecan pie from Whole Foods Market (Also known as Whole Paycheck) 💸would help his mother, Leslie, 👵🏼forgive his wife’s actions on Thanksgiving. Leslie loves Pecan pie. And gossip. 🗣And Novenas. 🙏🏼👼🏼What actions, you say? Well, let’s just say that Jennifer feels nervous around Michael’s big Irish Catholic family. ☘️ From Saint Patrick’s Day, to Irish Dancing, 👯♀️👯♀️to birthday parties for her 25 nieces and nephews, to alcoholism; 🍻 these are new experiences for Jennifer. Having married Michael in September, 💍Thanksgiving 🦃 was Jennifer’s first foray as a newly minted Dewey, into a family function. Unfortunately, Jennifer drank a little too much Merlot. 🍷 🍷 Like, two bottles worth. And Jennifer is 5’8 and 120 pounds. And 20 pounds of that is silicone in her breasts. 🍈 🍈 When Leslie approached Jennifer and told her that her loud voice and slurred speech were scaring the 25 grandchildren present, Jennifer screamed, “Go tell your six daughters how to behave!” Well, since that day, the Dewey family has basically “iced out” Jennifer and Michael. 🖐🏼🖕🏼And that’s kind of difficult when Michael works as an attorney at his father’s law firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe. Luckily, Michael has an iron clad prenuptial agreement. Let’s hope Michael won’t have to use it after Christmas Day. DISCLAIMER. This is a 🐎 💩 #storiesbysteve This home is in the Beverly neighborhood, on 104th and S. Hoyne Ave. #chiarchitecture#beverlychicago#beverlyarchitecture#oldhouselove#archi_ologie#archidesign#archidaily#achitektur#architecture#thisplacematters#historicpreservation
admiring the beauty of architecture in luebeck
Empire State Plaza’s oldest element predates the massive mid-century project by about a century; 100 years before demolition of the 98-acre site began in 1967, the New York State Capitol broke ground at the top of the hill.
Recalling the arrangement of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Plaza’s main axis terminates at this legislative building, although rather than a neo-Classical dome, the state assembly is a Romanesque railway station of a building, designed by multiple teams of architects including H.H. Richardson himself, and wasn’t completed until 1899.
In its High Modernist setting, the symmetrical, turreted façade with its eaves of brick red roof tiles is flanked by two horizontal blocks, a matching pair of marble-clad boxes for maximum contrast. Despite their shared appearance, they were designed by two different teams of architects (neither involving Wallace Harrison directly) and serve two different functions: to the south, the Justice Building was designed by the team of Sargent, Crenshaw, Webster, & Folley; and to the north the much longer Legislative Office Building, designed by James, Meadows, & Howard.
Positioned between the Capitol and the reflecting pool, the two reserved, New Formalist buildings frame the assembly in a powerful architectural juxtaposition, overlapping with the red-roofed corner turrets, intruding into the older neighbor’s sightlines by identical cantilevered upper floors, which echo the ribbed mullion levels of the Cultural building on the opposite terminus of the axis. The northern end of the plaza itself, bordered by this architectural triptych, is embellished with a black-and-white waveform terrazzo, an exact copy in riverstone pebbles of Roberto Burle Marx’s pavements in Copacabana—a quite remarkable reference, given the nearly-plagaristic similarities between the Empire State Plaza and its Brazilian counterpart.
Photos 2019 Bauzeitigeist. #building#architecture#civicarchitecture#architecturalphotography#architecturephotography#modernarchitecture#highmodernism#modernistarchitecture#coolbuildings#modernism#HHRichardson#NewFormalist#NewFormalism#achitektur#arquitectura#arquitetura
Of all of the elements of the Empire State Plaza I actually think that I love the New York State Cultural Education Building the most. Terminating the Plaza’s mall at its southern end, the humungous white marble palace is so grand and stately that it is often mistaken for the State Assembly itself, but this building is dedicated instead to the state library and archives, and houses the state history museum—like the Egg, a significant emphasis of culture and the arts at the site.
Architecturally, this is the complex’s most New Formalist element, presumably the neoclassical language of its façades is meant to enhance the allusion to the Lincoln Memorial at that other reflecting-pond-filled monumental axis. There’s something quite Breueresque in the articulation of its two stacks of deep-mullioned grilles, perched at double-height by a portico of double-height, chevron-cut piers, which eschew the rational rectilinearity of the bureaucratic office blocks in favor of the curvature of the other cultural element, The Egg, and seem to echo the organic, angular richness of the colonnades at Itamaraty and Planalto Palaces at Brasilia.
From underneath these interconnected cruciforms appear like a cubist abstraction, a phalanx of interlocked-armed Atlases, porting the weight of New York State’s cultural heritage. Approaching the elevation up the long diagonal of the Grand Staircase, the entire elevation evokes a powerful sensation, seeming to lean toward the viewer. Yet scale of the stadium-like steps creates perhaps the most popular spot in the whole plaza: in the shade of the building, state employees sit and socialize at lunch, taking in the raised view of the rest of the Plaza. As in the best of monumental civic architecture, the building conveys as sense of welcoming and democratic exaltation rather than intimidation.
Harrison & Abramovitz, architects, 1965-76. Photos 2019 Bauzeitgeist. #building#architecture#civicarchitecture#architecturalphotography#architecturephotography#modernarchitecture#highmodernism#modernistarchitecture#coolbuildings#modernism#WallaceHarrison#HarrisonAbramovitz#NewFormalist#NewFormalism#achitektur#arquitectura#arquitetura