The Cultural Center is a visual treat for sore eyes, in a city where anyone who has an interest in architecture is like a kid in a candy store! This is where I found Modernism’s Messengers: The Art of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli. Looking here in the center window, you can see Alfonso’s Prudential Design.
This beautiful building was once the central library and it rivaled both New York and Boston for it’s beauty. Can you believe once upon a time, libraries were treasure chests, not the kind of pedestrian, well-lit buildings we have today.
I cannot believe the detail for ceilings, much like the opera houses.
In Vienna, last summer I was in a church dome, it was really something to be inside a dome in which the paintings were being cleaned and you got to see things up close. This dome was stained glass, quite beautiful from the floor.
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