Architecture Du Jour

Uncouth Reflections

Blowhard, Esq. writes:


“The Glory of Commerce,” completed in 1914, the sculpture that tops the southern façade of Grand Central Terminal. Mercury, representing commerce, is flanked by Hercules, who represents physical labor, and Minerva, who represents intellectual labor. The grouping was created by the Frenchman Jules-Felix Coutan, who never visited the U.S. because, as he told the New York Times, “some of your architecture would distress me.”

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