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Architects dressed as their buildings

A short video shows:

Architects of important landmarks dressed as their designed buildings at Beaux- Arts Ball. They include, left to right, Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria, William Van Alen as the Chrysler Building, Ely Jacques Khan as the Squibb Building, Ralph Walker as the Wall Street Building, Arthur J.Arwine as a low pressure heating boiler, A. Stewart as the Fuller Building and Joseph Freelander as the Museum of the City of New York. They all wore helmet like constructions of the building they had designed. 23 January 1931.

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(Thanks to Polly-Vous Francais for bringing this to our attention.)

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