MCKIM, MEAD & WHITE: THE MASTERWORKS.
Built in 1892, the Washington Square Arch has a juicy secret. Upstairs, above the arch, is a chamber originally designed as a living quarters for the caretaker. Almost nobody knows it’s there. If you look on the Western side of the arch you can see a tiny door which marks the way in. I became obsessed with the idea of renting it as my New York studio and began to research everything I could about it. From my research, I figured I could fit a bed and a sofa inside, and it would be close to all public transport. In this search "McKim, Mead & White: The Masterworks" became my Bible. During the firm’s most creative period (1879–1915), they received nearly 1,000 commissions, which included many of the most famous and important buildings ever built in America, including the White House, the Supreme Court, Penn Station, the Harvard Club, Metropolitan Club and University Club.
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