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Louis Sullivan
location New York, New York
function commercial space, office
contributed by yep

The Bayard-Condict, 65 Bleeker Street. This commercial office building is clad in white terra cotta over a masonry wall. The Bayard Building was one of the first steel skeleton frame skyscrapers in New York City and the Department of Buildings raised numerous objections to the design before the plans were finally accepted. It is one of the first examples of the Chicago school style of architecture in New York City. The division of the building into three sections - an ornamented base, a shaft of identical stacked floors, and a decorated crown illustrates Sullivan's views on skyscraper design. At 13 stories and 162 feet (49 meters) high, the building does not attempt to disguise its height, but rather accentuates it by leaving relatively undecorated mullions and pilasters. Sullivan's signature ornate floral designs decorate the base and top of the facade, and across the spandrels below the window openings. Figural sculptures of angels were added at the request of the client.


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Bleecker Street. 65
United States
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Completion 1898
ArchitectLouis Sullivan
Project ID 10164
Latitude/Longitude 40°43'34N 73°59'42W
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