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Old Posted Dec 31, 2007, 1:45 PM
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"Current plans include the restoration of the lobby’s historic ceiling mural, which depicts a celestial sky rendered in gold and silver leaf; it was fully covered by a drop ceiling with fluorescent lighting installed during the 1960s."


Covered up by a drop ceiling, for God's Sake! What the hell were people thinking of back in the '60s? Same decade they tore down Penn Station, too. The change in mentality from the glory days of New York Art Deco to the '60s is just astounding... thank goodness the pendulum's swung back the other way.

I don't mind the antenna atop the mast, but do wish they would do a lot of restoration on the mast proper... it's just a shame to see it looking like a beat up old refrigerator rusting at a town dump somewhere...
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