Skyscraper By Paul T. Frankl

Skyscraper By Paul T Frankl
Photo By Gail

By the 1920s, the skyscraper was a symbol of American modernity. Here, designer Paul Frankl uses maple and Bakelite to suggest the jagged, upward-reaching outline of a New York skyscraper. By breaking with the constraints of the past, this towering architectural form expressed the excitement and optimism of a new era.

Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

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