The lovely mosaic dome on a downtown building

In 1928, with the economy roaring, the head honchos at the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation must have wanted to make a bold and progressive statement.

So they had this beautiful mosaic dome created at one of the entrances of their new headquarters at 75 Broad Street.

The mosaic depicts Commerce “uniting the hemispheres with electricity,” explains New York Songlines.

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5 Responses to “The lovely mosaic dome on a downtown building”

  1. Mars Tokyo Says:

    Now that guy has some balls!

  2. Javaman Says:

    Elephantitus?

  3. petey Says:

    beautiful and, if you’re so minded, pagan: it’s modeled on the apses above altars, such as this example from ravenna:

  4. Quid plura? | “Though the interstate is choking under salt and dirty sand…” Says:

    […] My friend Ephemeral New York discovers a gorgeous mosaic dome. […]

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