Can there be a greater contradiction than the tiny skyscraper?
Some Art Deco buildings where the architect cut corners. Literally.
Two views of Shanghai’s spectacular Peace Hotel. From 1997, the original lobby check-in area (you can just make out a luggage cart at lower right) and from 2015 where the original lobby is now a lounge. Looks like the clock did not survive …
Some “French” Art Deco metalwork, only not in France.
Some Art Deco Separated at Birth installments require close inspection. Not this one.
In 1986, I took a shot of the Four Star Theater on Wilshire Boulevard in L.A. And then, something strange happened….
I think a photo dating from when the house was built, alongside how it looks today makes for an interesting comparison.
I realized I had seen this Art Deco house before, in an ad for Insulux glass block.
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