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    POSTCARD FROM MIDTOWN

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    "If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it." This was said to be J. P. Morgan's view of yachting. A 19th-century financier and predecessor of sorts to the Federal Reserve Bank, Morgan became commodore of the New York Yacht Club in 1897. His wealth is reflected in the interiors of the clubhouse he commissioned four years later.

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    KAHN'S YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

    The Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut (1951-53) was the first significant commission of Louis Kahn and his first architectural masterpiece. Historians Kenneth Frampton and Vincent Scully consider this work Kahn's response to the desire for a new monumentality in the post-World War II period.

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    THE TEA ROOMS OF MACKINTOSH

    Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh is famous for his tea rooms, and he deserves to be. The Willow Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street were among his most original buildings and the most complete in their scheme of decoration and furniture. In the Salon de Luxe, the inner sanctum of the Willow, the waitresses even wore chokers and dresses designed by Mackintosh.

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