Thread to share all news and depictions related to architecture of interest to us Neo-Victorians and decodent adventurers!

A few images of this fantastic art deco New York hotel, found at a website called New York City Architecture.





  • That's what the new World Trade Centre ought to look like, not some bloody glass spike
  • Indeed! I'm afraid we're a little late to submit a design of our own, but we might petition for a better version still, perhaps?
  • A lovely photograph of some building-I-don't-know-where which doesn't quite deserve its own thread but which I wished to share nonetheless!


    Photograph by a gentleman from Spain who goes by the name of "Dilios".
  • ^ Apparently that's building stands in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark.

    Another fine accomplishment of deco architecture:


    Somewhere in Huntington Park, California.
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    By a Mr "Jerzy G.", a charming depiction of a deco rooftop!

    (Renamed this thread "Deco Architecture".)
  • Another nice image from Lord K's livejournal:

  • Another pic Lord K posted:

  • Nice photo of the Empire State Building, by a Ms Sampson:

  • Another lovely photograph posted by Lord K:

  • Since Wikipedia features it today, I suppose this is a good time to enjoy the beauty of the Chicago Board of Trade Building--a structure Batman fans might better know as the headquarters of Wayne Enterprise!



  • Here's a lovely view of the Chicago skyline also:


    I recommend watching it while listening to Frank Sinatra's Chicago :D
  • The best part of the Art Deco buildings is the details they put into them. They are the last style of buildings that you see alot of intricate details and gargoyles on buildings.




  • Are those all the Chrysler Building?

    It's a gorgeous skyscraper, no doubt, yet I'd never noticed that great an amount of detail! It's lovely, indeed!
  • Only the bottom one is from the Chrysler building. The 2 pictures that show 355 is the marine building in downtown Vancouver; here in B.C. I am not sure what the 4100 building is.

    Sad thing is I have been to Vancouver a few times now and I still haven't seen that Marine building. I'll have to make a point of seeing it in person next time.
  • That is one good-looking building, I'd say! :D


    I never knew there was such fine deoc architecture in Vancouver!

    Here's a picture of the Vancouver clock tower, found on wikipedia:

  • Some photographs from inside the Chrysler Building:



    From New York Architecture Images.
  • Something else from New York Architecture Images:
    In 1963, one of New York City's finest buildings was demolished to make way for a new $116M sports arena and entertainment complex. Sound familiar?

    Pennsylvania Station, the monumental 1910 Beaux-Arts masterpiece of architects McKim, Mead and White, was leveled, and replaced with the fourth incarnation of Madison Square Garden.
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    (More pictures here)

    And they replaced it with this hideous monstrosity!?

  • I've only got this:
    Tower of Terror
    Walt Disney Studios
    Disneyland Resort Paris
    It opened this year, and they've basically rebuild an entire section of the Studios in 1940ties style.





  • The seemingly random mix of architectural styles makes for a somewhat unattractive appearance altogether, but I do like the 40s deco look of the "hotel".

    What kind of an attraction is it?
  • Like I said in the entry: Tower of Terror ;)

    I quite like it, it's kindda ecclectic :)
  • I got that, but I wanted to know what the "Tower of Terror" is. ;)

    I looked it up, and apparently there's different Towers of Terror in each Disney park. Here's a pic from the one in California:


    It's quite alike the Paris version but there's some subtle differences in architecture.
  • Some pictures from Forth Worth:

    These depict what was once the Texas & Pacific train station, nowadays known as the Trinity Railway Express station.



    And a photo of the Kress and Sinclair buildings

  • This is the Boerentoren in Antwerp, the oldest skyscraper on the European mainland:


    Then, there's Brutalist architecture, which isn't difficult to picture in a Dieselpunk alternate history:



    After the strikes on the previous headquarters, the Empire now houses two of its ministries in these... Okay, they're library and a computer science building, respectively.
  • That Boerentoren is a splendid deco building! I suppose that's a good reason to travel down to Antwerp some time soon, eh?

    As for Brutalist architecture, the Geisel Library might feature excellently in some dieselpunk story, set in America, probably, though the latter building seems rather more Cold War Soviet style and perhaps is rather too out of style to go well with deco and all.
  • I'll meet up with you in antwerp if you like :)
  • Lots o'thanks for the Boerentoren!
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    I don't know how well this one will turn out, but its an old (though still functioning) ore dock in Marquette and at night it looks like a landing pad (zeppelins, aeroplanes, spaceships ect.) I took this pic from a moving car in a snow storm and I fairly proud of it
  • That's a nice photograph indeed! Rather film noir-esque.
  • There is, of course, also the Horta House, build by the famous architect Victor Horta.
  • I didn't know such a perfect art nouveau home existed! We should buy it and all live there! :D
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