18 June 2007

Miraculously, Graduate Students are Correct

On June 12, The New York Times published an article by frequent architecture writer David Dunlap in which he noted that portions of the former Tiffany & Co. building at no. 15 Union Square West--long ago overclad in brick--had been exposed, revealing elements of the original cast iron facade from the Tiffany days.

What a marvelous revelation! -- and one speculated by the Columbia University Historic Preservation Studio of 2006 (which published it, along with a fine historical-architectural perspective on Union Square and 14th Street, HERE!).

I can't really tell the Times to tighten up since we weren't able to check under the brick ourselves last year (so Dunlap is reporting legitimate news), but by God we wanted to!


Matthew said...

Zooks! A post two minutes after mine! Zoink! Think of all the tiffany rings this war could have paid for! At least six, probably seven!

Jordan said...

correct me if i'm wrong, but does this mark the first time a graduate student has been right about anything?

I think it does~

Pepper said...

Yes, in fact, you are correct. The Guinness book has been notified and is sending an investigative crew to verify the story.