Object ID #890290257
This is a Drawing.
Ralph Walker of the architecture firm McKenzie, Voorhees & Gmelin, shaped New York’s skyline during the 1920s in New York City’s downtown financial district. The 32-floor building is considered to be the first art deco skyscraper and expressed the new industrial age and machine aesthetic. Walker designed a series of brass lighting fixtures for the lobby that hang below the mural ceiling decorations. The New York Telephone Company, whose headquarters were housed in the Barclay-Vesey building, commissioned the fixtures for the lobby.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.