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Art Deco

Art Deco (/ˌɑrt ˈdɛkoʊ/), or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s, then waned in the post-World War II era.[1] It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.

Deco emerged from the Interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau.

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City Hall Underground Station

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City Hall, also known as City Hall Loop, was a terminal station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It was under City Hall Park next to New York City Hall in Civic Centre, Manhattan.
With its single track and curved side platform, It was the showpiece of the original IRT subway.
The single platform and mezzanine feature Guastavino tile, skylights, coloured glass tile work, and brass chandeliers.
The Rafael Guastavino designed station is unique in the system for the usage of Romanesque Revival architecture.
The tunnel passing through the City Hall station is still used as a turning loop for the 6 and ​ trains.
The station is a New York City designated landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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