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1508 Nicolas Biard began the reconstruction of the tower of Bourges Cathedral

1859 birth of A. Page Brown

City Line Avenue

Gatehouses, Philadelphia Zoological Gardens 1876
Antelope House, Philadelphia Zoological Gardens 1877
Widener Memorial Tree House Children's Zoo 1984a
The Solitude 1785
West Foyer, Philadelphia Museum of Art 1987
Art Sales and Rental Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art 1991

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Re: The Disney, inside
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anybody know where I can find classical/renaissance blueprints?
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2001.10.19 20:51
Re: building text
It's interesting to 'see' what new imaginings manifest once one begins to think of architecture as the delivery of content.

2003.10.19 11:35
Re: The Disney, inside
Did you ever notice that Safdie's HABITAT is actually symmetrical in its overall composition?

2003.10.19 13:17
Re: The Disney, inside
Wright's Beth Sholom synagogue (1954) has a very symmetrical sanctuary (if that is the right word) inside, and a very symmetrical entry/front facade.

2003.10.19 15:05
Re: The Disney, inside
Looked at a picture of the Unitarian Temple interior, and its layout reminds me of the many smaller Lutheran Churches designed by Schinkel, and of the Quaker Meeting House at 4th and Race Streets here in Philadelphia. I wonder if these (symmetrical) layouts are the result of trying to give form to beliefs of tolerance and consensus.

2003.10.19 17:25
Re: The Disney, inside
The tiered seating on either side of Wright's Unity Temple is exactly what made me recall Schinkel's many Lutheran church designs (c. 1830-40), where the layouts often have double tiers of seating on either side facing the central seating space, and there is at least one design where there are triple tiers.
It is also interesting to see the seating layout of the Friends Meeting House (on Arch Street, not Race Street, 1803-11), and then compare it to the seating layout of the two chambers in Congress Hall (next to Independence Hall, a couple blocks over from the Meeting House), where the US Senate and House of Representatives first convened, 1790-1800. The Senate chamber is upstairs, and somewhat formal, though also smaller and even intimate, while the House chamber downstairs is large, and has a public feel to it, especially with the doors that go directly outside. There is a distinct similarity between the layout of the Friends Meeting House and the layout of the first House of Representatives.
Although the Friends Meeting House on Race Street was built after 1800, the fact that Philadelphia was founded by William Penn, a Quaker, in 1683 suggests that there where other Quaker Meeting Houses in Philadelphia prior to Philadelphia being the nation's capital.

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