Saturday, March 26, 2005

Philtower Lobby East

Philtower Lobby East, originally uploaded by liberalmind1012.

The awesome Gothic lobby of the Philtower building, built in 1927 by Waite Phillips. They are turning several of the upper floors into lofts, that look like they will be very nice (and expensive). As the building is on the National Historic Register, it is safe from destruction or radical change.

The stone used in the lobby is travertine and was imported from Italy. The Phillips were big fans of Italy and since it was built during the depression it was a steal. The Phillips never suffered from want of money as demand for oil did not go down to zero.

I love this building.

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