Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

gloryofcommerce

“The Glory of Commerce,” completed in 1914, the sculpture that tops the southern façade of Grand Central Terminal. Mercury, representing commerce, is flanked by Hercules, who represents physical labor, and Minerva, who represents intellectual labor. The grouping was created by the Frenchman Jules-Felix Coutan, who never visited the U.S. because, as he told the New York Times, “some of your architecture would distress me.”

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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4 Responses to Architecture Du Jour

  1. Faze says:

    For some reason, I don’t hate the Pan Am building (or whatever it’s called now). Maybe it’s because I can’t recall a time when it wasn’t there — a big massy backdrop to Grand Central.

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  2. slumlord says:

    The Pan Am building is just a backdrop. It makes Grand Central shine all the more so.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Will S. says:

    Reblogged this on Will S.' Sunny Side Blog.

    Like

  4. Kevin O'Keeffe says:

    That’s glorious. Hail Hermes!

    Like

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