The New York Architect Volume 3

The New York Architect Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... MONTREAL NEW YORK Geo. B. Post & Son, Architects Another case; you build a house with great care for a most charming man and retire with mutual congratulations. You find shortly after. during a visit, another architect winging your productions. "ould you consider this courteous? Have you ever seen a hurdy-gurdy with drums, fifes, triangles, horn and piano all working at the same time? That's the architect. And have you seen the dear public offering a copper cent because there is nothing smaller, at the same time fin(lm_g fault because Sousa is not leading? That's the arch1tect"s commission. There is a gold medal resting quietly in the drawer of our desk for the client who accepts his architect's statement on matters pertaining to building, who will ask for a house which w1_ll cost $25,000 when he has $30,000 to spend. It 15 usually a $50,000 house that is asked for. That medal has been taken out but once, one client a1m0$Y viuning the prize. 'e always offer this me(1al_----one of our diplomatic ways of suggesting certain pertinent things. 'e were once employed by a committee of ladit-'-' from ZI. certain institution near New York to make plans for a building to cost not more than $10-00')The requirements meant an expenditure of $20,000 at least, and in the simpleness of our heart we I0l(l the truth, were fired, and a more sophisticated practitioner was employed. His building cost $25,000, and was so poorly built that in a few years it became necessary to rebuild it. Should that sitll-'1I1'011 have been handled differently? Do clients want the truth or are they the same sort that enriched P. '1llarnum?.-nother client on a church committee had a 1'-10% curious viewpoint. Trusses were carefully...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935454
  • 9781236935458