Original spiral-bound book published October 1973 by The Government of the District of Columbia; Welton Becket & Associates; Gray & West Architects; beautifully designed book with architects models, detailed plans, specifications, drawings and more regarding the design and construction of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Bicentennial Civic Center; scarce
Outstanding architecture eventually becomes a part of our lives and culture. This collection of of book covers features the New York World Trade Center / Twin Towers prior to September, 11, 2001.
If you find more examples please send them to us.
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Headstone Fence - Mikulov, Czech Republic
Old headstones made into a fence for the walk along a graveyard in Moravia.
We are not sure where these headstones came from. Many of the names carved into this line of stones are written in Hebrew.
Presumably, these markers were re-purposed during World War II.
Many graveyards in central European towns are several layers thick with bodies of the dead. For example at the Jewish Cemetery in the ancient Prague ghetto people were buried up to thirteen layers deep. There was very little room given to them so they did what they had to do.
Should you find yourself in Moravia, we would like someone to make rubbings of the stones.
We can then translate them into English to furthur our hopes of tracing the families of the dead.