Thursday, May 19, 2011

Museum of Science and Industry - IV [Bronze Doors - North entrance]

The large bronze door at the museum North entrance, represent fourteen important subjects in science, including mathematics, engineering, medicine, transportation and architecture..








Museum of Science and Industry..
Address: 57th St. at Lake Shore Drive
Year Built: 1891-1893, Reconstructed 1929-30, Interior renovation 1930-41..
Architects: Charles Atwood, Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, Shaw, Naess & Murphy
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: November 1, 1995..

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3 comments:

Gwen Zierdt said...

Thanks for the post and photos. I ran across your site looking for references to the caryatids on the Museum of Science and Industry. (I just returned from a three-week archaeological trip in Turkey, I'm comparing original sites to modern versions.) I was surprised when I saw the bronze doors. I strongly suspect they are based on the south doors of the Florence Baptistry. See http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/italy/florence/pisanosouth/pisanosouthdoors.html.

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Lawrence Halter said...

It's a very impressive sight. Metal pretty much brings out the grandness of a building's architecture. As a building material, bronze is one of the metals that look better with age, which works great for big buildings like that museum.