archivedigger:

Can you even IMAGINE this today? Yeah, not likely.

turnbacktime & childhooddreamer & lovelivelearn & bandwagonpete & chazhuttonsfsm:

New York’s Architects dressed up at the 1931 Beaux-Arts costume ball as the buildings they designed. From left to right: A Stewart Walker as the Fuller Building, Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria, Ely Jacques Kahn as the Squibb Building, William Van Alen as the Chrysler, Ralph walker as 1 Wall Street, D.E.Ward as the Metropolitan Tower and Joseph H. Freelander as the museum of New York.

I bet Walker wishes he’d designed his with more windows.