Drawing, Design for Chandelier in the Lobby of the Barclay-Vesey (New York Telephone, Verizon) Building, New York, NY, 1927
This is a drawing.
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
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.
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library.
Its dimensions are
L x W (matted): 91.4 × 71.1 cm (36 × 28 in.) L x W: 88.9 × 45.4 cm (35 in. × 17 7/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.