CreatorSullivan, Louis H.
View looking up at the south elevation, showing summit and window bays; The Bayard-Condict Building, originally known simply as the Bayard Building, is the only work of architect Louis Sullivan in New York City. The building is located at 65 Bleecker Street, in the NoHo neighbourhood of New York City and built in association with architect Lyndon P, Smith between 1897 and 1899 in the Chicago School style. It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1976. This commercial office building is clad in white terra cotta over a masonry wall. The Bayard Building was one of the first steel skeleton frame skyscrapers in New York City and the Department of Buildings raised numerous objections to the design before the plans were finally accepted. At 13 stories and 162 feet (49 meters) high, the building does not attempt to disguise its height, but rather accentuates it by leaving relatively undecorated mullions and pilasters. Sullivan's signature ornate floral designs decorate the base and top of the facade, and across the spandrels below the window openings. Figural sculptures of angels were added at the request of the client, over Sullivan's objections. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 2/11/2008)
Type of Workoffice building; skyscraper
architectural exteriors, business, commerce and trade, Chicago School, Art Nouveau
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