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02 November 15






(1) Detail; (2) and (3) are examples of banded columns on other buildings

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Banded columns, Kenilworth Apartments
Banded columns, Kenilworth Apartments, Central Park West 

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Although the ancients had strict rules about what columns should look like, New York buildings are noted for their exuberant mixing of styles and add-ins. An example might be what writer Frances Morrone describes as those banded limestone 'marshmallow' columns that I have always regarded as one of the truly tasteless architectural developments of all time. (from The Architectural Guidebook to New York)

The marshmallows remind the Rube of the old wooden Tinkertoy sprockets.

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