The Arcade

George Smith and John Eisenmann
1890




Left and right: views from the north (or entrance); center: view from the south

Two nine-story office towers are connected by this five-story glass-roofed atrium. This shopping space follows in the early nineteenth century tradition of covered shopping malls. See, for example, Nash's Royal Opera Arcade in London or the much grander Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II by Giuseppe Mengoni in Milan, built in 1861.

 

Left: detail of the north end; center; detail of the grand stairway at the south end

 

Upper level colonnades with beautiful ironwork

 
 

Detail of staircase lamp and decorative clock

 

The atrium glass ceiling




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