Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Financial Center building

This 15-story building is located in downtown Oakland on 14th Street and Franklin.  It was completed in 1929 and most websites describe it as art deco.  While the overall structure has a deco profile, much of the ornamentation looks to me to be more Beaux-Arts style.  But, then, what do I know?  Either way, you can't help but like the rams with their golden horns.

7 comments:

  1. What a fine building! Exquisite details. The never-surpassed elegance of the Roman Capital lettering. Instead of beauties like the Financial Center building, "modern" architects give us horrors like the de Young Museum. (This photo doesn't really show just how horrible this building is.)

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  2. The Financial "world" seems Such an heavy weight to carry for those two poor rams!!!

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  3. Beautiful building, especially the ornaments!

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  4. Weighty and well-taken. Yes, Austin produced the Healey, the Healey Sprite and the Cambridge, among others.

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  5. Very nice details on this building.

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  6. What a cool perspective.....

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  7. Whatever style it is, it is one gorgeous building! Magnificent details.

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