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Just Before the War of the World - American Cities a Century Ago


A selection of images of American cities sent to my e-mail in-box the other day - taken from around 100 years ago... 1.Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, in 1917. 2.Atlantic City, 1910. 3.The main street of Memphis, north of Avenue Gayoso, 1910. 4.Station"Louisville-Nashville", Florida, in...

Just Before the War of the World - American Cities a Century Ago

Articles from Lisa Tang


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Watts Towers

author: Lisa Tang : Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 20th, 2005


 

Watts Towers

author: Lisa Tang : Los Angeles, CA


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The Watts Towers: Architect: Simon Rodia Location: Los Angeles, California Date: 1921-1955 Building Type: monument Construction System: steel and concrete assemblage Climate: mild to dry Context: urban Style: Modern Urban Vernacular Notes: Idiosyncratic, exhuberant monumental urban art, created by one inspired individual. "One man's artistic fantasy is here given substance: fanciful spires pieced together over a period of thirty-three years from steel reinforcing rods and wire mesh, colorfully decorated with seashells and fragments of broken dishes and bottles. -—from Sylvia Hart Wright. Sourcebook of Contemporary North American Architecture: From Postwar to Postmodern. Details: Watts Towers Arts Center (213) 847-4646 1765 East 107th Street Los Angeles, CA 90002


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Toynbee Idea in Movie 2001: Resurrect Dead on Planet Jupiter


We've seen tiles on Citynoise before, but I recently spotted two more that I had never seen before yesterday in the . These copycat tiles, made by "House of Hades", are located in the intersection in front of 's...

Toynbee Idea in Movie 2001: Resurrect Dead on Planet Jupiter

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Stretch of 59 and Greenway Plaza


Stretch of 59 and Greenway Plaza

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Mr. Roarke, Your Suit For The Party, Is Ready


, - Found in the window of a 's shop on .

Mr. Roarke, Your Suit For The Party, Is Ready