Architecture and Spectacle Culture

This blog is for my art history class. I have written a paper about architecture and skyscrapers' play in the spectacle culture of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. My main focus is on the Flatiron Building and its role in spectacle culture. The images and quotes on this page enhance my paper and allow me to expand on the images and quotes applicable to this subject.
Postcard made after The Flatiron Building’s construction in 1902.
The winds focused by The Flatiron Building were thought to lift women’s skirts or to topple the building.  Because of the fear of the structure falling over, The Flatiron Building was commonly referred to as Burnham’s Folly.  
This image shows just how popular The Flatiron Building was and how common knowledge Burnham’s Folly was.

Postcard made after The Flatiron Building’s construction in 1902.

The winds focused by The Flatiron Building were thought to lift women’s skirts or to topple the building.  Because of the fear of the structure falling over, The Flatiron Building was commonly referred to as Burnham’s Folly.  

This image shows just how popular The Flatiron Building was and how common knowledge Burnham’s Folly was.

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