Friday, January 2, 2009
Tiffany Dome at Marshall Field's [Now Macy's]
Designed by Louis C. Tiffany
This Tiffany dome was built in 1907, which makes it more than a 100 years old. It is both the first dome to be built in favrile iridescent glass and is the largest glass mosaic of it's kind. It contains over 1.6 million pieces. The late Louis C. Tiffany designed this glass mosaic dome...
"Favrile" means handmade and the "iridescent effect" was obtained by mixing different colors of glass while hot. "Favrile iridescent glass" is a type of art glass patented in 1894 by Louis Comfort Tiffany...
Posted by Jyoti at 1/02/2009 06:03:00 PM
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well this is literally an insane thing to start building with.
that's tiffany for you.. i went there just yesterday to check it out.. and it was as you said, insane!! 1.6 million glass pieces.. ekekekekekkk.. it was truly magnificent.
Sally A. Kitt Chappell, Architecture and Planning of Graham, Anderson, Probst and Wite, 1912-1936, p.275, states that the Tiffany Dome (a mosaic vault) was designed by Edward H. Bennett.
My mother used to take my older sister and I to the Walnut Room (she would call it "The tea room")for lunch almost every year to see either the Easter Bunny or Santa Clause and the amazing Christmas tree. Loved the clock, but I thought I remembered there was on on every corner of the building. The opened floors in the center of the building gave it an airy space. What memories!
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