SANTA SOPHIA, CONSTANTINOPLE
Santa Sophia, the famous Metropolitan Church of
the Greeks at Constantinople, built by Justinian; since 1453 a mosque.
In plan it consists of outer and inner narthex
preceding a square, the central portion of which is covered by the
great dome, 105 feet in diameter and 184 feet high (interior), in
whose base open 40 arched windows. Most of the remainder of the nave
is covered by two lower semi-domes, which buttress the central dome.
The aisles have galleries resting on arcades with beautiful columns.
All the vaults and arches are covered with superb mosaics on gold ground;
all the human figures appearing in these are now marked with whitewash.
The walls are incrusted with marbles. The exterior of the venerable
Church is now plain and unimpressive.
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scientifically correct one for daylighting buildings.
The fact that over thirty thousand buildings in
the United States are equipped with it should make the architect feet
perfectly safe in unconditionally specifying the Luxfer System.
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HEYWORTH BUILDING, CHICAGO
BOSTON, 49 Federal St.
BALTIMORE, 25 Old Builder's Ex.
CLEVELAND, 1022 Garfield Bldg.
CINCINNATI, 37 Thomas Bldg.
DALLAS, Builder's Exch.
DULUTH, 106 W. Michigan St.
INDIANAPOLIS, 342 E. Washington St.
KANSAS CITY, 948 N.Y. Life Bldg.
LOS ANGELES, 232 Bradbury Bldg.
MILWAUKEE, 1112 Railway Ex.
NEW YORK, 507 W. Broadway
NEW ORLEANS, 904 Hennen Bldg.
PITTSBURG, 1022 Fulton Bldg.
PHILADELPHIA, 807 Chestnut St.
ROCHESTER, 38 Exchange St.
ST. PAUL, 615 Ryan Bldg.
SAN FRANCISCO, 151 Tehama St.
SEATTLE, 72 Maynard Bldg.