Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
I like the Nelson Atkins building a lot; it's from that period where Neoclassical architecture in America became much more serious, severe and more modern.
Anchored by the standard four colonnades on each front, it recently saw a massive expansion project that we will look at later.
Bas-relief panels illustrate what is presumably the history of Kansas City.
The original smokestack and shuttlecock make an interesting pair of opposites.
A Blog detailing the beauty of St. Louis architecture and the buildup of residue-or character-that accumulates over the course of time.