Sunday, December 20, 2009

Overhead Projections — Part Two

Larry Torno

Famous-Barr was a department store in St. Louis, MO that opened in 1948 as a beautiful example of architectural modernism . . . its facade and interior following the curved shape of the street it occupies. In the mid-90s, Washington University took over ownership of the building and now refers to it as part of their West Campus.
     I've always been fascinated by the building's simplified, graceful lines and recently spent some time looking for photo opportunities. My favorite image was this one, shot looking upward with the oversized eave and single, square window looking like a menacing UFO hovering over the city.

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