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Old September 21st, 2009, 03:30 AM   #1
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Art Deco Structures

Tulsa has the fourth largest concentrations of Art Deco in the U.S.


Boston Avenue United Methodist Church


Philtower Building

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Philcade Building


Mid-Continent Tower

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320 S. Boston Building


The Tulsa Club Building


These are some of the most notable Art Deco structures in Tulsa, Oklahoma


What kind of Art Deco is in your town?
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Old September 24th, 2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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Casablanca, Morocco

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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:51 AM   #3
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Minneapolis art deco buildings

Foshay tower:



The Medical Arts Building:
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The Midtown Exchange building:


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The Downtown Post office:
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I'm not sure if this is art-deco, but...
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Old September 30th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #4
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High School of Art in Seville

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Old October 4th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #5
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Art Deco is the best kind of architecture ever. I am fortunate to live here in Tulsa and see it everyday. I hope it makes a comeback soon.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 08:06 PM   #6
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I've been to Tulsa and I really liked all the Art Deco buildings there! I didn't expect that!
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Old October 5th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #7
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Phsar Thom Thmei (Central Market)
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Old October 7th, 2009, 12:17 AM   #8
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Manila, Philippines. It is now abandoned but the city plans to revive it. This is one of the few art-deco buildings left as most of it were demolished.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #9
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Wow Casablanca looks fantastic! Maybe its more funktionalism than deco though? reminds me of Helsinki
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Old October 9th, 2009, 04:31 AM   #10
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Art Deco buildings in Athens, Greece:











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Old October 9th, 2009, 03:38 PM   #11
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More like streamline modernism, those Athena ones. Great thread, by the by!
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Old October 17th, 2009, 04:35 AM   #12
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You forgot the most famous one
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Old October 18th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #13
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Casablanca and Athens buildings are Art Deco. There were some variations within Art Deco and these show aspects of the 'Streamline' or 'Moderne' or 'Ocean Liner' variations of the style. There may be some influence from Functionalism/Modernism coming through but they are still Art Deco.
I wait for someone from Chicago, San Antonio, New York, Boston, etc., to post pics as I've seen some beauties there.
Also Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, but most importantly, Paris and London.

Art Deco did make a bit of a comeback during the 1980s during Post Modernism (PoMo) as one of the favoured influences of that revivalist/historicist moment in architectural history. It can't be reborn as a complete, cohesive style because the circumstances that created it have gone so it would be imitation, or to use a word much favoured in the '80s, 'pastiche', and it never quite works except as 'witty reference' or 'ironic comment'. For instance, see some of the works of Philip Johnson/John Burgee, Michael Graves and even works by Kohn Pedersen Fox in the US during that time. It also occurred in Japan, France, etc.

Those buildings behind the magnificent Chrysler Building in the New York shot, post 13, are also Art Deco but not quite so spectacular.

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Old October 18th, 2009, 12:14 AM   #14
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Art Deco Beirut, Lebanon




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Athens has no pure Art Deco buildings. Only few exceptions, but this mixture is lovely
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Casablanca and Athens buildings are Art Deco. There were some variations within Art Deco and these show aspects of the 'Streamline' or 'Moderne' or 'Ocean Liner' variations of the style. There may be some influence from Functionalism/Modernism coming through but they are still Art Deco.
Well, Art Deco is a variation of modernism. "Modernism" as a term is pretty imprecise though.
I don't consider those posted buildings ornate enough to classify it as pure Art Deco. But well, then again this term is almost as imprecise as modernism, as there aren't rock-solid attributes all Art Deco buildings share.

So I give you that, someone may classify those as Art Deco structures,
I'd specify them as streamline modernist ones. In the end, architecture at that time was in a constant dynamic process so explicit classifications are hard to find.


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I wait for someone from Chicago, San Antonio, New York, Boston, etc., to post pics as I've seen some beauties there.
Also Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, but most importantly, Paris and London.
Tel Aviv, Barcelona, German housing stocks, Hamburg, Shanghai (the Bund etc.), Buenos Aires, Philadelphia, ... There are so many places offering loads of great examples.

And damn, how could you possibly forget about Miami?
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Old October 18th, 2009, 01:52 PM   #17
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Best art Deco was found decorating ocean Liners. SS Normandie remains unsurpassed as the epitome of the movement
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Old October 27th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #18
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The KBC Tower or Farmer's Tower (Boerentoren) as it is locally known is an Art Deco Skyscraper built between 1929 and 1932.

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Boerentoren, Antwerp
In the run-up to the 1930 Antwerp World Exhibition, the first European skyscraper was built in the center of Antwerp. The tower, constructed at a site which was cleared by bombardments during the first world war, was to be a monumental building, but one of the requirements given by the city council was that the building should not compete with the city's cathedral. A special council consisting of prominent architects had to give the approval before the tower could be built. Today, the requirement for not obstructing the view on the cathedral still exists in Antwerp.

Europe's tallest
At the time construction was completed, the originally 87.5 meters high tower was the tallest in Western Europe.
Boerentoren, Antwerp
Boerentoren
The skyscraper was built after contemporary high-rise constructions in New York and Chicago. It was also one of the first buildings in Europe which made use of a load-carrying structural frame, also originating from Chicago. The tower has an Art Deco-style facade and contained several marvelous rooms with Art Deco decorations. Plans in the late sixties to destroy the tower were fortunately set aside and the building was restored between 1970 and 1976. After the restoration the tower reached a height of 97 meters.

Protected Monument
Originally the tower was built as a multifunctional building and consisted of offices as well as apartments. With the restoration, all the apartments were removed and the tower is now only used as an office building.
Also gone since the restoration in the 70s are the café on the roof terrace of the 10 stories high wings, a tearoom and a Beer hall. In 1981, the KBC tower became a protected monument.








The Boekentoren, (Dutch for Book Tower) is a famous building located in Ghent, Belgium, designed by the Belgian architect Henry Van de Velde. It is part of the Ghent University Library and currently houses 3 million books ry

Although the tower is only 64 metres high, it makes a huge impression as it is located on the highest point of the city called de Blandijnberg. Van de Velde designed it in 1933 to be the fourth tower of the city completing the famous three towers of the Middle Ages: the Saint-Nicolas Church, the Belfry and the Saint Bavo Cathedral. Together with these 3 towers, the so called "Tower of Wisdom" helped Ghent realising the dream the town had since it hosted the World's Fair in 1913 of creating a "Parade of Towers".

During the Second World War the tower was taken by the German army because of the great city view they had over there.

Currently fund is being raised for the necessary restoration.





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Old October 29th, 2009, 02:26 AM   #19
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some more from Minneapolis/St paul:












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which is now:

(you may recognize it from the movie Purple Rain as the night club where Prince got his first big break)

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Old October 29th, 2009, 06:30 AM   #20
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Asheville NC Art Deco
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City Hall
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Federal Building
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Jackson Building
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First Baptist Church
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Grove Arcade
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County Courthouse and City Hall
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Woolworth Building
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