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What is this?

Perspective design for a skyscraper. Smaller masses flank a tall shaft with a dome-like terminus above.

This is a drawing from United States. It is dated 1930 and we acquired it in 1952. Gift of Ely Jacques Kahn.. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

graphite with fixative on tracing paper mounted on cardboard

Its dimensions are

62.5 x 40 cm (24 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Image size: 56.6 x 34.3 Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

It is signed

Inscribed in graphite, lower margin center: BUCHMAN AND KAHN, ARCH'T'S

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower margin center: BUCHMAN AND KAHN, ARCH'T'S

This object was made for Buchman and Kahn and architect: Ely Jacques Kahn

This object was donated by Ely Jacques Kahn and catalogued by Megan L. Smith , E. Maurice Bloch and KH

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18390641/ |title=Drawing, "Design for a Skyscraper", 1930 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=28 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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