Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Toaster

Three weeks ago, I posted a photo of the Lamar Building with a promised to post a photo of the I. M. Pei designed glass-capped penthouse. In researching this structure, I've learned that it is sometimes referred to locally as "The Toaster". The Lamar penthouse was completed in 1975. The juxtaposition of this glass and metal addition against the carved sandstone building is a theme that appears to be the precursor to the Louvre's Pyramid in Paris completed in 1989. I was surprised to learn that I.M. Pei was the architect of a total of four structures in Augusta. I'll post these soon.

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