Treasures of New York: Stanford White

Treasures of New York: Stanford White


♪♪ A TIME WHEN THE CITY WAS FULL OF>>IT’S AN AGE OF TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF OSTENTATION.>>THIS ARCHITECT AND TASTEMAKER AS BEAUTIFUL AS ANY EUROPEAN CAPITAL. NAMES IN NEW YORK SOCIETY.>>THEY WERE THE RICHEST AND MOST POWERFUL OF THE POLITICAL IN NEW YORK BANKING. THERE WASN’T A PARTY HE DIDN’T IF THERE WAS AN OPENING AT THE OPERA, HE WAS THERE.>>A SHOWMAN WHO GAVE US A GREAT PLEASURE PALACE.>>THIS WAS A COMPLETELY ORIGINAL BUILDING.>>STANFORD WHITE WAS ONE OF AMERICA’S GREATEST ARCHITECTS.>>TREASURES OF NEW YORK>>>AND NOW, HERE’S YOUR HOST,>>HE WAS KNOWN NOT ONLY FOR HIS INCIDENTALLY MURDER. AND SO THE QUESTION WOULD BE WHO IS STANFORD WHITE? I’M SURE YOU DIDN’T SAY WHO IS THE NEXT HOUR. THIS IS A TRULY GREAT AMERICAN WORK, DEDICATION TO GOALS. RICHNESS OF PERSONALITY. MANY COMPELLING STORIES. WE WON’T OMIT THE PART ABOUT THAN LIFE CITIZEN OF AMERICA AND A STORY WELL WORTH YOU’RE SEEING AND HEARING. SOME WOULD CALL IT STRANGER THAN AVENUE, THERE’S A GLORIOUS DESTINATION. ♪♪ ON ITS NORTH END THE PARK IS>>IF YOU WERE TO NAME ONE EVENT. WHETHER IT WAS A PRIVATE CELEBRATION. HE HAD BEEN ASKED BY A COMMITTEE TO HELP ESSENTIALLY DECORATE PARADES. HE ORCHESTRATED THE DECORATION OF THE CITY IN CONNECTION WITH THESE PARADES. WHEN YOU WANTED TO HAVE A GOOD PARADE, YOU GOT AHOLD OF CENTENNIAL OF GEORGE WASHINGTON’S INAUGURATION IN NEW STANFORD WHITE WAS APPOINTED DESIGNED THE ARCH, A TEMPORARY AND STRAW.>>HE EVEN FOUND IN AN ANTIQUE SHOP AN OLD STATUE OF GEORGE AND HE PUT IT ON THE TOP OF THIS HOURS STRINGING THESE JAPANESE LANTERNS FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE, SO YOU MADE THE PASS IN THE CENTENNIAL PARADE, YOU HAD A GLITTERING AND GLORIOUS ARC.>>IT WAS SO POPULAR NEW YORKERS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. OF ITS DESIGNER, STANFORD WHITE, OF NEW YORK, STANFORD WHITE IS ARCHITECT OF THE 19th AND 20th CENTURIES. VERY FLAMBOYANT. HE HAD RED HAIR, WHAT WE WOULD CALL A CREW CUT.>>STANFORD WHITE WAS A TOWERING FIGURE OF NEW YORK’S GILDED AGE.>>WHITE WAS MOVING SO FAST THAT HE WAS LEAVING BEFORE HE ARRIVED. JUST ALWAYS ON THE GO. ALWAYS OPPORTUNISTIC IN A REALLY>>THROUGHOUT HIS PROLIFIC CAREER, HE WAS FULL OF SURPRISES. LIKE THIS ONE.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE THERE’S ACTUALLY A SMALL DOOR ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE ARCH WITH A SPIRAL STAIR THAT TAKES YOU UP TO AN ATTIC SPACE. THAT ATTIC SPACE IS ACTUALLY WASHINGTON ARCH IF YOU LOOK UP WHERE THERE’S AN EAGLE, THAT’S ESSENTIALLY WHERE THE FLOOR OF THE ATTIC IS WHERE WE’RE SIMPLY SPECTACULAR IN LIFE AND>>YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU’RE THE AND YOU GET SHOT BY YOUR OF ONE OF YOUR MOST FAMOUS BUILDINGS, THAT TENDS TO PUT NEW OF ARCHITECTS. WHITE AND SHOT HIM DEAD WITH A SOLID GOLD REVOLVER.>>I DID IT. BECAUSE HE RUINED MY WIFE.>>MORE THAN A CENTURY AFTER HIS FOR THE STORY OF HIS MURDER THAN>>THE STORY OF STANFORD WHITE LIVES THROUGH HIS ART. THE BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTS THAT HE GAVE NEW YORK AND THE NATION. HIS LIFE-LONG EXUBERANCE FOR CELEBRATING ITS UNIQUELY AMERICAN VISION.>>WHITE IS THE FIRST EXEMPLAR FROM EUROPE, BUT HE PUT IT IN THE 1880s, STANFORD WHITE WAS NEW YORK CITY IN 1853 TO JOURNALIST AND SHAKESPEARE>>WHILE STANFORD HAD NO GREAT WEALTH, HE HAD HIS FATHERS WORLD. FRIENDS IN ARTISTIC REALMS, SO HE WAS ABLE TO ASSIST HIS SON. TIFFANY, AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TRAINED AS AN ARCHITECT.>>UNABLE TO AFFORD FORMAL TRAINING, STANFORD BEGAN SHOWING AROUND NEW YORK. APPRENTICE SHIP WITH HENRY ALL THE FORMAL TRAINING THAT SIX YEARS, THAT WAS THE GREATEST TAKING OFF WHEN HIS OFFICE WON A TRINITY CHURCH IN BOSTON’S COPLEY SQUARE, WHITE AND ANOTHER ARCHITECT, CHARLES McKIMM WERE COMPLETED, WHITE TRAVELED TO EUROPE WITH AN INTEREST IN WAS BOOMING WITH WEALTHY NEW YORKERS LOOKING FOR LAVISH WANTED TO EXPRESS THEIR WEALTH AND THEIR STATUS IN A VARIETY OF THE MOST VISIBLE WAY, BECAUSE IT UPWARD ASCENT WHEN THESE>>WHITE RETURNED TO NEW YORK IN 1879, SOUGHT OUT HIS FRIEND FROM PARTNERSHIP WITH WILLIAM RUTHERFORD MEAD. STRENGTHS, BUT THEIR DETECTIVE SKILLS WERE NOT THERE, SO THEY NEEDED SOMEBODY WHO COULD SKETCH FLAIR FOR INTERIORS.>>THE ARCHITECTURAL FIRM OF PRACTICING ARCHITECTURE AT A SUFFICIENTLY COMPLICATED THAT IT THE COLLABORATION OF DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES UNDER THE SINGLE THE PARTNERS WOULD SAY NO WORK ORGANIZATIONS. THEY BECAME THE FIRST REALLY UNITED STATES. MAINLY BY THE TRICK OF RUNNING WITH A ROOM FULL OF TALENTED OFFICE, SO THE PRINCIPLES IN THE>>IN LATE 19th CENTURY AMERICA, SOCIALLY AND PHILOSOPHICALLY VANDERBILT, CORNELIUS VANDERBILT FORTUNE. FINANCE AND CREATING THE COMPANY. ANDREW CARNEGIE COMES TO NEW YORK, BUT HE HAS GREAT STEEL MILLS. THERE’S GREAT MINES IN THE WEST. THERE’S NATURAL RESOURCES, BUT THERE’S ALSO A FINANCIAL AND STEEL. CHURCHES, PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTS. THE FIRM AND ESPECIALLY IT’S CHARISMATIC FRONTMAN, STANFORD WHITE, FOUND A SWEET SPOT.>>HE WORKED FOR ALL THE ROBIN AS THEIR CLIENTS GOT RICHER, THEY PICKED UP NEW CLIENTS AND BECAME THE LEADING ARCHITECTS OF AMERICAN ECONOMY EXPLODED. NEW YORK WAS GOING THROUGH THE COUNTRY WAS. THE COUNTRY HAD BEEN UNITED AT THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR, SO YOU COUNTRY FROM EAST TO WEST.>>AS THE FINANCIAL AND CULTURAL CAPITAL OF THE COUNTRY, NEW YORK CITY CAME TO EPITOMIZE THE>>SO IN NEW YORK, WHILE THESE THE GREAT MONUMENTS WE LIVE WITH ARE BUILT. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IS CREATED, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART IS FOUNDED, MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY IS FOUNDED AND BUILT, THE METROPOLITAN OPERA IS FOUNDED AND BUILT.>>BUT ONE CONSEQUENCE OF THIS DISPARITY BETWEEN THE HAVE AND HAVE-NOTS. SATTERIZED IN MARK TWAIN’S NOVEL “THE GILDED AGE” IT DESCRIBES AN SERIOUS SOCIETAL PROBLEMS WERE VEILED, GILDED, YOU MIGHT SAY, UNDER A THIN COAT OF GOLD.>>THAT’S ONE OF THE INTERESTING ONE HAND IT’S LOOKING FORWARD, ELECTRICITY OR PHOTOGRAPHY WHICH EVERYBODY CAN SEE AND USE IN A CERTAIN GROUP OF WEALTHY PEOPLE TRYING TO IMITATE EUROPE. PARTNERS WERE AMONG THE MANY ARCHITECT TO SEE THE CONSPICUOUS THERE WENT A PARTY HE DIDN’T IF THERE WAS AN OPENING AT THE OPERA, HE WAS THERE. HE WAS AT ALL OF THOSE PLACES.>>HE HAD AN EYE FOR THE LADIES. HE HAD A VERY RICH WHIF. SMITH WHO DEEPENED HIS SPHERE OF INFLUENCE. REQUIRED A LOT OF COLLABORATION. BUILDINGS HAD A HUGE AMOUNT OF PACIFIC RAILWAY HIRED McKIM, HOUSES AT 60th AND MADISON EXTRAORDINARY COLLABORATION WITH THE BEST TILE SETTERS, MASONERS, LIGHT FIXTURE DESIGNERS, ALL BEING LED BY STANFORD WHITE TO CREATE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND VILLARD’S MONEY.>>WHITE’S TEAM INCLUDED ARTISTS SUCH AS AUGUSTUS SINGARDEN AND TOGETHER THEY CREATED AN INTERIOR MASTERPIECE WITH LUSH MOSAICS.>>THOUGH VILLARD LOST HIS MONEY AND HE NEVER OCCUPIED THE HOMES, OWNERSHIP. SPECTACULAR PRIVATE HOMES, AND STANFORD WHITE AS AN>>HE SHOWED HE COULD MANAGE A AND PRODUCE EXTRAORDINARY WORKS.>>NOW THERE WERE NEW AND LARGER PROJECTS FROM THE NEW YORK STOCKING REGIMEN BECAUSE SO MANY OF ITS MEMBERS WERE NEW YORK BLUE BLOODS. STANFORD WHITE WAS AMONG THE ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS HIRED TO DECORATE THE BUILDING’S PUTTER TOGETHER OF MATERIALS THAT WAS HIS GREATEST SKILL. HE COULD PUT TOGETHER MARBLE WITH RUGS, WITH PIECES OF METAL, UNIQUE INTERIOR.>>LIKE THE VETERANS ROOM, WHERE WHITE WRAPPED THE SUPPORTING COLUMNS WITH CHAINS. WAY, AS COLLABORATORS WAS CREATE SIGNALS THAT TAKES THE NASTINESS>>SOON THE FIRM BECAME KNOWN AS DESIGNERS OF PRIVATE CLUBS, MANY OF THEM STILL OPERATING TODAY.>>WHITE WOULDN’T HAVE HAD A 1880s AND THOSE CLUBS.>>PRIVATE MENS CLUBS BECAME PROMINENT IN NEW YORK IN THE>>THAT’S WHEN MANY PEOPLE DECIDED HAVING FRIENDS, GOING TO DINNER, HAD A LOT OF MEN AND GOOD BUSINESS CONNECTIONS. THE CLUBS SET THEM UP.>>THE CLUBS WERE GOLD MINES FOR McKIM, MEAD AND WHITE.>>LOOK AT THEIR CLIENTS AND THE THOSE ROSTERS WHERE THEY GOT THE THE EARLY CLUBS WERE HOUSED IN AND WHITE UNDERSTOOD HOW TO MAKE THE BUILDING SORT OF EXPRESS THE FOR ARTISTS.>>SO THAT THE CENTURY ENERGY OF FLORENCE IN 15th CENTURY. AND THEATRICALS, WHICH WHITE RENOVATED AND REDECORATED. AND THE METROPOLITAN CLUB, THE ARE LOOKING AT A POWERHOUSE. COURTYARD SO MEMBERS ARRIVING BY CARRIAGE COULD COME INTO THE ASSAULTED. REASON TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT NAMES IN NEW YORK SOCIETY.>>THEY WERE THE RICHEST AND MOST POWERFUL OF THE POLITICRATS IN EXCHANGE FOR THAT, IT WAS THE AN EXAMPLE OF UNEXCELLED AND THAT IS CERTAINLY A VERY SMALL PRICE TO PAY TO ALLOW SOME POLITICRATS TO GO INTO THEIR>>THIS IS A PERIOD WHERE PEOPLE GAVE UP THE TRADITION OF ENTERTAINING AT HOME EXCLUSIVELY, THEY WOULD HAVE DINNERS IN RESTAURANTS, BALLS, BALLROOMS THAT THEY RENTED SPENT THEIR EVENING.>>STANFORD WHITE NOW TURNED HIS ATTENTION TO CREATING PUBLIC OBSESSED WITH MADISON SQUARE>>MADISON SQUARE GARDEN WAS A GREAT PLEASURE PALACE. MAYBE THE FIRST GREAT PLEASURE PALACE BUILT IN THE UNITED STATES ON A GREEK SCALE. ABUNDANCE OF ORNAMENT. 1870s ON UNTIL THE FIRST WORLD WAR BASICALLY.>>THIS WAS A COMPLETELY THIS TOGETHER. DESIGNING THE BUILDING, HE>>WHITE HIMSELF IN ONE OF HIS HE WAS LIKE A ZIGFELD.>>HE WANTED TO HAVE ALL THE USUAL THINGS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE AT AN ENTERTAINMENT PALACE BUT HE WENT ABROAD AND LOOKED AT HIPPODRONES IN LONDON AND PARIS, OLD STUFF OF THE OLD NEW YORK.>>LIKE HORSE SHOWS, AUTO SHOWS, GREAT ROOMS AND A ROOF TOP TERRACE.>>A NIGHTCLUB IN THE SKY. EUROPE, SO STANFORD WHITE GAVE NEW YORK ONE OF ITS OWN. AND SPECTACULAR THAT EVERYBODY WAS FLOERED. ON THE OPENING DAY, PEOPLE SAT ABOVE THEM, AND THEY PRESSED THE AND VERY SLOWLY AND SILENTLY THE ROOF LEFT THE SPACE. THE SKY. TOWER. THE TOWER WAS NOT IN THE>>THE TOWER WAS MODELED AFTER A SURPRISE WITH HIS FRIEND AND>>WHEN THAT COLLABORATION REACHED A POPULAR LEVEL IN CONNECTION WITH THIS STATUE, DESIGNED TO GO ON THE TOP OF>>DIANA, A PAGAN GODDESS OF THE>>WHEN IT WAS FIRST CREATED THIS STATUE WAS MADE IN AN HOISTED UP TO THE TOP OF THE AND EVERYBODY STOOD BACK AND AT FIRST THEY WERE SHOCKED ON A PIECE OF PUBLIC SCULPTURE THE BASE OF THE STATUE, IT WAS QUITE HIGH UP, ABOUT 350 FEET IN THE AIR. IT WAS EVERYBODY’S FAVORITE PART OF NEW YORK. CAPITAL. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY.>>JUST A BUILDING THAT IS A EVERY PART OF IT YOU LOOK AT WHITE GIFTS TO THE OBSERVER.>>THE MEMORIAL LIBRARY, THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF WHAT WAS WHITE CREATED A PASTORAL U-SHAPED PLAN, THE LIBRARY COMPLETED IN 1903 WAS AT ITS IT WAS REALLY OVERWHELMING THE QUITE KNOWING WHAT I WAS GOING ROTUNDA.>>ONE OF THE THINGS THEY WERE MOST INTENT ON IS CREATING A THEY DIDN’T WANT TO CREATE A GRAND OVERPOWERING URBAN WORKED IN THE LANDSCAPE. IT’S BUILT OUT OF A SOFT COLORED THE LANDSCAPE. IT WAS DESIGNED AS THE CENTERPIECE OF THE CAMPUS. A UNIVERSITY THAN HAVING A LIBRARY AT THE CENTER.>>MODELED AFTER THE PANTHEON IN HIGH ON A HILL OVERLOOKING THE THAT WOULD GO AROUND THE LIBRARY WHERE STUDENTS AND FACULTY COULD COME AND WALK, LOOK AT VIEWS PALISADES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF IN THE LATE 1890s THEY DECIDED WHY NOT JUST MAKE IT SOMETHING SPECIAL? WHY JUST HAVE AN AMBULATORY? THEY WOULD TURN IT INTO A HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS. THAT’S WHAT IT BECAME.>>A HALL FOR GREAT AMERICAN MEN INCLUDING GEORGE WASHINGTON, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, AND WHITE’S THE FLOWING AMBULATORY AND THE MUTED STRAW-COLORED BRICKS BELIE WHAT A VISITOR DISCOVERS>>STANFORD WHITE WAS VERY, VERY CONSCIOUS OF DRAWING PEOPLE INTO SEE OUTSIDE. BEAUTY AND LUSHNESS OF THE YOU APPROACH THE LIBRARY DOWN AN ALLEY OF TREES THAT LEADS TO THE THROUGH THE PORTICO OF THE LIBRARY. THEN INTO A VERY LOW-SCALE REVOLVING DOOR, AND STRAIGHT AHEAD OF SU THIS SPECTACULARLY GRAND RENAISSANCE-INSPIRED STAIRCASE. STAIRS TO DISCOVER WHAT’S REALLY THERE AND WHAT WILL BE THE CULMINATION OF THIS LONG ♪♪ FILLED WITH BOOKS. READ AT TABLES IN THE ROTUNDA, SURROUNDING THE ROTUNDA IS A GROUP OF SMALL PRIVATE OFFICES CALLED SEMINARY ROOMS, WHERE EACH ACADEMIC FIELD.>>THERE WOULD BE A SEMINARY ALL THE BOOKS FOR THAT HOME-LIKE FEELING IN THE DEPARTMENT IN WHICH THEY MAJORED.>>EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK YOU WOULD SEE BOOKS. BEHIND THE BOOK THERE’S WERE ROOMS. IN ORDER TO GET INTO THE INTO THE ROOMS BEHIND.>>16 COLUMNS OF IRISH MARBLE,>>YOU SEE THE MARBLE COLUMNS. YOU LOOK UP. DOME THAT HAS COFFERS WITH FLOWERED ROSETTES IN IT. STATUES IN THE ROMAN CLASSICAL TRADITION. WHITE’S FRIENDS, PEERS SAID THIS IS THE BUILDING WHERE WE WANT TO PUT A MEMORIAL TO WHITE. AFTER THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, AS ARCHITECTURAL TASTES BEGAN TO CHANGE, STANFORD WHITE, EVER THE ENTREPRENEUR BEGAN TO REINVENT>>STANFORD WHITE’S INTERESTS AS A DECORATOR WERE AT A COUPLE BEAUTIFUL, HE HAD AN EYE TO SPOT THESE OBJECTS OF BEAUTY. THOUGHT WERE NOT COMBINABLE.>>WHITE WOULD NOT BE LIMITED BY THE CONSTRAINTS OF DETECTIVE WITH A EUROPEAN HUNTING LODGE. AN OUTDOOR FOUNTAIN INDOORS. A MOOSE HEAD SURROUNDED BY CHERUBS. DIDN’T LIKE. AND BUY FURNITURE AND THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT THEN HE WOULD FURNITURE, TAPESTRY, OTHER PIECES, THINGS HE HAD ACQUIRED IN EUROPE. BEAUTIFUL PANELLED ROOM THAT WAS NOW THEY WERE ABLE TO SECURE MAN. WANTED BUT ABLE TO HELP THEM BUY>>PARIES FOR FAMOUS CLIENTS WHO ATTENDED WHITE’S OWN PARTIES, MANY OF WHICH WERE HELD AT WHITE’S HOME ON LONG ISLAND OVERLOOKING THE SOUND.>>IN THE CITY, STILL IF YOU WERE ON 5th AVENUE, IT WAS SO, THE NEW YORK HOME WOULD BE WHERE YOU HAD YOUR EVENTS DURING NEWPORT. WOULD GO TO THE NORTHERN SHORE HOMES.>>WHITE CALLED HIS COUNTRY HOME>>STANFORD WHITE DID GIVE BIG THE SUMMER AND SPRING AND FALL SO, THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE>>BESSIE WHITE KEPT A RECORD OF EVERY WEEKEND GUEST.>>SOME PRETTY FANCY PEOPLE SHOW STANFORD WHITE WAS USING BOX OF McKIM, MEAD AND WHITE SHOW UP>>IT IS A DUTCH DOOR, IT OPENS.>>SAM WHITE, STANFORD’S GREAT MANY A CHILDHOOD DAYS. THE UNUSUAL TREATMENT OF THE HOME’S EXTERIOR.>>THE TEXTURE ON THE WALLS OF PAINTED FARMHOUSE. WHITE ENLARGED THE HOME BIT BY>>HE DECIDED TO COVER THE HOUSE PEBBLE DASH, ESSENTIALLY BEACH PRESSED INTO WET CEMENT SET ON WIRE LATH.>>THIS WAS TYPICAL OF WHITE’S>>JUST PICKS UP THE LIGHT WONDERFULLY. CHARACTER. TEXTURE, PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU>>THIS IS THE FRONT HALL. THIS WAS ONE OF THE THREE FORMAL STANFORD WHITE WAS QUITE REPURPOSING. WERE MADE FOR THE MORGAN LIBRARY IN NEW YORK. SATISFIED, WANTED SOMETHING OF A STANFORD WHITE WAS MORE THAN HAPPY TO TAKE THE REJECTS.>>ON THE WALLS, ANOTHER UNEXPECTED MATERIAL — INTERESTING. STANFORD WHITE WAS INTERESTED IN UNUSUAL MATERIALS, NOT BECAUSE QUALITIES. MUST HAVE COST ABOUT $10.50 TO DO THE WHOLE ROOM AND USED IT AS WALLPAPER.>>BOX HILL IS A WINDOW INTO IMAGINATION.>>EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF ARTIFACTS FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES, DIFFERENT PERIODS. YOU HAVE THE BED WARMING PANS, WHICH ARE THIS ELEMENT FROM 17th THE ELEMENTS, THEY LOOK LIKE GIANT FRYING PANS, YOU WOULD THEM TO TAKE THE CHILL OFF THE STANFORD WHITE LOVED THE DETECTIVE QUALITY OF THIS. CAME FROM OR WHAT COUNTRY. HE IS JUXTAPOSING THAT AGAINST AT THE BOTTOM YOU HAVE THE LIONS THE FIREPLACE AT THE FAR END IS, 17th OR 18th CENTURY ITALIAN ANTIQUE. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT SOME OF SOME OF IT WAS CREATED TO PULL THE ORIGINAL PIECES TOGETHER STANFORD WHITE HAD ACCESS TO EXTRAORDINARY CRAFTSMEN WHO WERE CRAFTSMEN. CARVERS, PEOPLE WHO COULD WORK THINGS THAT ARE NOT COMPLETELY>>WE ARE IN THE LIVING ROOM FAMILY CALLS THE BAROQUE ROOM. IT IS THE OLDEST PART OF THE HOUSE. THIS ROOM SHOWS NOT ONLY A TASTE OF STANFORD WHITE, THIS INTEREST ARE COVERED IN SEA GRASS AND COVERING IS USED AS IF IT WERE A ARRANGES IT IN PANELS. THE MANTLE PIECE IS EITHER FRENCH OR ITALIAN RENAISSANCE.>>HOLDS POTS NEAR THE FIRE.>>AN ORNAMENT TAKEN FROM AN SECOND LIFE. THINGS, A SWAN IS A PRETTY ORDINARY ANIMAL. YOU SEE THEM OUT HERE IN THE BIZARRE OR MILDLY THREATENING.>>AND THE CHANDELIER FROM>>THE COMBINATION OF THE FIGURE ANTLERS. THIS IS REAL STANFORD WHITE. HE JUST LOVED THIS TOTALLY BIZARRE COMBINATION. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL DINING ROOM THIS WAS BUILT BY WHITE IN THE ADDED THE DINING ROOM. HOUSE WAS BUILT FOR. BATHED IN LIGHT, WITH HUNDREDS OF DELFT TILES FROM HOLLAND. EXPENSIVE. IF HE GOT THEM NOW, THEY WOULD BE VERY EXPENSIVE. GREAT FIREPLACE. THAT WAS HIS GENIUS, THAT HE HE HAD SUCH A FLAIR. YOU’RE ACTUALLY A LITTLE JEALOUS>>STANFORD WHITE WAS 46 YEARS CENTURY. EXCESSIVE.>>SO HE MADE MONEY ON THESE ITEMS. BUT NOT ENOUGH TO SAVE HIM FINANCIALLY. CLIENTS, WHITE WAS OVEREXTENDED. STATES, MANY OF HIS PRINCIPLED FIRST DECADE OF THE 20th CENTURY AS HE DID, FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN AND MELTING THEIR VERY FRAGILE WINGS.>>STANFORD WHITE WAS ON THE ROPES BASICALLY AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. HE HAD SIGNIFICANT DEBT. MANHATTAN DESTROYED NEARLY ALL>>WHITE OWED TERRIBLE LARGE BECAUSE HE OWED SO MUCH MONEY TO THE EXUBERANCE HE ONCE EXPRESSED ARCH GAVE WAY TO A MORE MODERATE>>STANFORD WHITE IS NOT GIVEN SERIOUSLY. TOWARDS MORE RESTRAINT AS HE>>PERHAPS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF MONUMENT IN BROOKLYN’S FT. GREEN>>IT’S A DRAMATIC VIEW AS YOU ENTER FROM THE CORNER OF ST. CRYPTS IN THE MIDDLE, WHICH IS 148 FEET HIGH ON A HILL. THE FT. GREEN MARTYRS MEMORIAL IS A MEMORIAL TO THE>>DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, MORE THAN 10,000 PRISONERS OF WAR DIED IN CAPTIVITY ON BOARD BRITISH PRISON SHIPS DOCKED OFF WHAT WAS WERE PRESERVED AND ARE KEPT IN IT’S BEEN SAID THAT IT WAS WORKING ON THE NIGHT THAT HE DIED LATE IN THE OFFICE. PUT THE PEN DOWN, YOU KNOW, WENT TO THE THEATER, LITERALLY IT WAS THE LAST MONUMENT.>>IT WAS JUNE 25, 1906. THAT EVENING, STANFORD WHITE NESBI IT WAS AN ARTIST MODEL AND CHORUS GIRL AND STANFORD WHITE’S AFTER THE AFFAIR ENDED, EVELYN MARRIED HARRY K. THAW, WHO HAD OBSESSED ENOUGH TO STALK WHITE THE STALKING ENDED THAT NIGHT ON WHITE, PULLED OUT A GUN AND SHOT STANFORD WHITE WAS JUST 52 YEARS OLD. WHAT FOLLOWED WAS THE NATION’S MURDER, BUT IT WAS THE DETAILS FASCINATED THE PUBLIC. THE PRESS ATE IT UP. WHENEVER THOUGHT OF STANFORD WHITE, THEY THOUGHT OF THE SCANDAL AS PLAYED OUT IN THE TRIAL WHERE THE TRIAL WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TRIALS IN WHICH THEY TRIAL AND STANFORD WHITE WAS THE SENSE. THIS SILENT FILM AND RELEASED IT BEFORE HIS MURDER TRIAL ENDED IN A HUNG JURY. THAW CHANGED HIS PLEA TO HE WAS CONVICTED AND SPENT THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS IN A NEW JERSEY MEANTIME STANFORD WHITE’S FAMILY WAS FORCED TO SELL WHAT REMAINED AUCTION, JUST TO PAY OFF HIS DEBTS. WHITE’S REPUTATION AS AN ARCHITECT WAS FOREVER TARNISHED.>>THIS KIND OF EXUBERANCE WAS PEOPLE DIDN’T WANT IT ANYMORE. THEN ULTIMATELY THE — THE MODERN MOVEMENT IN AMERICA LACK OF VITALITY IN TERMS OF REPUTATION PRETTY MUCH DISAPPEAR. MARTYR’S MEMORIAL, WAS COMPLETED AFTER HIS DEATH. McKIM AND MEAD CONTINUED SCANDAL AND CHANGING TIMES CAUSED THEIR BUSINESS TO SUFFER. BECOMES INCREASINGLY TROUBLING TO PEOPLE. CERTAINLY BY THE TURN OF THE CENTURY AND THE BEGINNING OF THE INEQUALITY HAD TO BE SOLVED IN>>THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE GILDED AGE WAS NOW OUT OF FAVOR.>>PEOPLE SAID REALLY TERRIBLE WHITE. MEN AS NOT INTERPRETERS OF EUROPEAN TRADITION, BUT RATHER MERE COPYISTS. THEY REALLY CAME TO HATE THEM. FITTING IT FOR AMERICA, THAT WORLD, A NEW TIME, AND THEY WERE NOT COPYING ONE BUILDING AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER. IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR THE GREAT MUNICIPAL BUILDING BEHIND CITY HALL IN LOWER MANHATTAN, THE FIRM WOULD HAVE BEEN RUINED AS>>NEW YORK CITY’S MUNICIPAL ALSO DESIGNED THE ORIGINAL PENNSYLVANIA STATION AND THE JAMES FARLEY POST OFFICE, BUT AS BUILDINGS WENT UP, OTHERS CAME PROHIBITION, WHICH WAS IMPOSED PLEASURE OUT OF WHITE’S PLEASURE>>A SISTER IN BRONZE NOW GRACES THE GARDENS OF BOX HILL, STANFORD WHITE’S SUMMER HOME WHICH REMAINS IN THE FAMILY. FOR A WHILE WHITE’S LIBRARY, WAS IN JEOPARDY.>>FORTUNATELY THE CITY WAS ABLE TO ACQUIRE IT AND CONVERT IT APARTMENT BUILDINGS OR THE>>IN 2012 ROBERT A.M. STERN CAMPUS RIGHT NEXT TO THE ONE STANFORD WHITE CREATED MORE THAN THE OTHER BUILDINGS THAT THE ON THE CAMPUS.>>STERN’S IS A GREAT ACADEMIC OF BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK.>>I THINK IT’S THRILLING. I HEARD IT FROM SO MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE. STUDENTS ARE SO THRILLED TO HAVE HELP NOTIING THE ARCHITECT’S ESTEEM FOR STANFORD WHITE. SMILE.>>WE THINK HE WOULD SMILE, TOO,>>EVERY TIME YOU WALK DOWN TO AND SEE THAT ARCH, THAT IS THE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE. CENTURY.>>THE IDEA THAT NEW YORK WAS AN A GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORCE AND IT NEEDED TO HAVE AN URBAN FABRIC THAT DIGNIFIED ITS POSITION IN THE WORLD ECONOMY. I THINK THAT McKIM, MEAD AND CITY THEIR CITY, A WORLD CLASS ON PAR WITH PARIS AND WITH BY EXTENSION TO MAKE AMERICA A WORLD CLASS COUNTRY ON THE WORLD STAGE WITH FRANCE AND WITH ENGLAND. WAS NOW A CITY COMPARABLE TO THEY LIVED HERE, THEY WORKED>>IN DEATH SOMETIMES PEOPLE BECOME MYTHIC. AND THERE COULD BE A COMPONENT OF THAT TO STANFORD WHITE. THAT’S WHY IT’S ALWAYS SAID THAT YORK CITY PARKS AND THROUGHOUT THE CITY, THERE IS NO MONUMENT TO THE FIRM OF McKIM, MEAD AND WHITE, THEY ALWAYS STATED THAT ♪♪>>>A PERSONAL NOTE, YEARS AGO I FOUND A GREAT OLD HOUSE ON THE SEA ON EASTERN LONG ISLAND, IT AND AN ARCHITECT FRIEND DROVE UP WHITE HOUSE. I DID. UNIDENTIFIED IN THE ATTIC. AN OLD-TIMER VISITING ME SAID, AH, EVELYN NESBIT. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING “TREASURES OF NEW YORK.”>>>FUNDING FOR TREASURES OF NEW YORK: STANFORD WHITE — IS PROVIDED BY THE MARINGOTH FAMILY

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  • Therealmlw says:

    It's wasn't an affair, White raped Evelyn… So tragic.

  • Paul North says:

    Who cares about that, Carolyn?? Excellent story of White, but I wish the picture frames and other architectural accoutrement.
    had been explored. Thanks so much.

  • reina coffee says:

    Was it necessary to mention President Trump's name? People need to show more respect for our president. Do we really believe the other presidents have been saints? You never know, Trump might just be the one to save us all from a World War III invasion. We live in a crazy world today in 2018. People don't know what could happen I thought you were smarter than that, Mr. Cavett.

  • Nunya Bidness says:

    He was a luciferian pedophile!

  • ** says:

    nice summary pal, "ny was on same level with paris and london end of 19th cty". wow.
    and within a range of 100mile s surrounding NY there were around 85 german newspapers.

    Edison and Westinghouse screwed Eu intelligence, TESLA that is, selling it as their own intelligence of course. between 1850-1895 ca 90% of the indigene people have bn extinguished, you had yr history of having real DRs (medicine) since 50yrs, hey ppl could go into a hospital wo being treated by a hairdresser acting as a medical person.

    WOW

  • Muddy Boots says:

    These people were rich enough to take already existing buildings, change history and claim the buildings were designed and built for them. Don't want to upset the fake history because alot of people concerned are still some of the richest families in NewYork.

  • Rachel Drinkard says:

    Uuuugh. You forgot to mention "serial child rapist" while you were editorializing in the intro.

  • tru leigh says:

    Ha, ha, ha. Donald Trump!

  • Mike Williams says:

    Yet more crap from the great Americas

  • SwampySack says:

    if they ever invent a time machine, i hope chris hansen gives this sick fuck a visit

  • Mary jane James says:

    He was a dirty rapist

  • sideshowdrummer says:

    Why bring up Trump? You must be a asshole or a american hater Dem..

  • Tankersley J says:

    Looks like Sten ripped off Philip Johnson. with the library …..just my opinion.

  • Driven home says:

    I can only think of the last frames of The Shining and the Bear costume scene.
    Kubrick's thoughts on "The Gilded Age"

  • georgewu5 says:

    He was gunned down by one of the jealous husbands on a roof restaurant, so I heard. George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A., NCARB 2018-11-17

  • georgewu5 says:

    Michelangelo was great because especially the sculptures, and the paintings, he did them himself mostly. Stanford, however, did most of the revival from the previous invention, done mostly by other craftsmen. That is my opinion. George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A., NCARB 2018-11-18

  • georgewu5 says:

    Shall I say Michelangelo was an artist; Stanford was more a craftsman. George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A., NCARB 2018-11-18

  • anazaeid says:

    He Became obcessed with Evelyn. She was beautiful. This passion killed him.

  • AnEclecticSoul says:

    He did not design all those buildings. If you look into Mud Floods you will find that there was a previous civilization of people who were more spiritually and technologically advanced than the people of the 1700s and 1800s, they had free energy and were the ones who built these amazing buildings. History is a lie! These same amazing buildings can be found world wide and they all look the same. Most of them have the first 2 or more levels of the buildings underground due to 20 feet or more of mud floods that covered entire cities.

  • Lynda C-H says:

    And a child molester.

  • Timothy Sullivan says:

    I found it interesting and predictable that Mr. Cavett should begin his lazily written narration with an insult for our current President, Donald Trump.
    This program represents an elegy for the global oligarchical class that rose up in the United States as the transatlantic Anglo establishment.
    It was a foolish, hollow age and it lasted too long.
    Good riddance.

  • chauncy primm says:

    Americas greatest architect

  • chauncy primm says:

    Few things to notice: Stanny was severely in debt, and had been ruined when his Gramercy Park Mansion, filled with priceless artworks, caught fire.
    Also when an autopsy was done on him, doctors discovered he was about to die very soon anyway. I forgot the illnesses but he was extremely sick and suffered for years.
    His greatest work Madison Square Presbyterian Church , was completed after he died. He squandered his wive’s inheritance and the builders for his country house were ready to fight because he had not paid them. He was really bad about paying debts

  • Sheila Mchgee says:

    Racist America

  • John Randolph says:

    Wow, this is pretty charitable to White. He was a real sexual predator. Nesbit was 15 or 16 when he started his relationship with her. He was in his later 40s.

  • josefina bananos says:

    Very interesting, thank you for posting. AND, what a bonus it is that you have the most wonderful Dick Cavett as host/narrator. !

  • Josephat Kibet says:

    His designs are not so creative and eye catching according to me. They look so bulky and junky.

  • David Dyer says:

    I like the buildings but find the decoration kind of tasteless.

  • BEECHARMER101 says:

    Not talking about Donald Trump? Really? Can we never escape our politics? Geez… Lost me. I'll catch another video.

  • Jem says:

    This is stupid that they talk about the rich aristocrats but little do people know that those rich aristocrats became rich by being crooks and thieves and stealing from the poor how can people look up to that kind a history of people of that nature

  • OLAV WILHELM says:

    still nothing compared to european landmarks but rather old world copies with nouveau riche taste

  • Denise Hall says:

    I'm 74 and I remember my father explaining the scandal to my mother.It was salacious for it's day..

  • Mary Elizabeth says:

    Shame this wonderful documentary was tainted by not be honest about Evelyn Nesbitt. She was only 14 years old when he drugged and raped her. Referring to her as a "mistress" is cringeworthy.

  • Soledad O'Farrell says:

    Didn’t he rape that little girl by drugging her and that’s why he was killed by that guy? I think he was accused of raping quite a few other little girls, average 11 to 14 years old. What a disgusting old man, and the disgusting patriarchy protecting him. 😖 Gross.

  • Tony Wheeler says:

    Who remembers Stanford White for even being alive, let alone how he died? His buildings are known, but he is hardly.

  • GirladyLocks says:

    Lovely docu. Thank you!

  • Canuck Fundy says:

    I'm sure your answer wasn't Donald Trump. Great line Dick.

  • Dennis Robertson says:

    See ! That's why the rest of the world says that you stupid Merkins are such stupid children. The idiot's wife is getting fucked by an other man and most likelly other men as well and what does the stupid Merkin man child do ? He kills the man who's fucking his wife ? WTF ???? Don't agree !? The "Lover" is dead, the idiot husband is in a loony bin for the rest of his life, and the one that cause all of this shit, The CUNT wife is free and getting fucked by the rest of her lovers and god help the Idiot Merkin who married this BITCH, if she ever got married again. Proving my point that most Merkins are stupid children, who need weapons to fight their fights like giant pussies, a bunch of war mongering man babies. Listen up men of the world and especially you boys, learn this lesson well and it might save you heartache but definitely will save you money.
    All women are either Whores, Bitches or CUNTS and some are all three, yes even your mother and mine ! Here in case you don't know the difference is the brief definition or differences of the three. First the whore and the bitch. The difference between a whore and a bitch is that a whore will fuck anybody and a Bitch, will fuck anybody but YOU ! The difference between a whore and a CUNT is the whore asks for money, or a reasonable fee for her services, up front, where as a lazy CUNT will marry you and let you fuck her for a bit, try and get pregnant, one so she doesn't have to let you fuck her and two so she can have extra leverage when she goes after all your money and possessions and still have you pay not only all the bills for her and the kids but for her eithe new BF, who's living with her now, or the string of cocks that she has coming into your house.
    I agree with everything, male comedians say about OJ except, I do think he was justified and should have done what he did and the CUNT and her boy toy, got what they deserved. They say they don't condone what he did but they can uderstand why he did it, If my wife is getting fucked by a younger man, in our house, in our bed and she is letting this little P.O.S. drive my Ferrari !!!!???? She fucking deserves two in the back of the head and so does he, any CUNT who disagrees and all the Cunt and cuck lawyers and judges who support these all for the cunt laws that drain a man's life and life savings while forcing him to keep paying the bills and paying for this cunt, also deserve two in the back of the head.
    I can prove that you are all wrong if you disagree. All you have to do is reverse the roles. Imagine if you will a man who is tired of his old saggy, wrinkly wife, asks and gets a divorce (He's unemployed by the way, stay at home dad if you will) and he gets the house, the kids, the car or cars,but especially all your clothes and dresses and jewellery has a 20 something GF or a string of 20 something girls in and out of the house that he is fucking in your bed and let's them take and drive your car to go shopping for more clothes and jewellery, that you are now paying for and takes her out to all the fine restaurants you kept bugging him to take you but he never did and again, you are paying for all of this. You would lose your shit and would do exactly if not worse, in fact, I know for a fact that you would do worse cause cunts love to cut mens balls and dixk off if they think he's been cheating and you would do the same to your ex and would probably cut the bitch he's sleeping with who's wearing your clothes and jewellery's tits off and shove a hot iron in her pussy and asswhole and any woman or man who says different is a lying cunt or cuck.

  • Ted Watson says:

    Before I start viewing this documentary about the "treasure" that was Stanford White, I want to share this information… In the early 1900's, Stanford White invited under aged model Evelyn Nesbit to his NYC apartment where he plied her with liquor to the the point of unconsciousness… he then raped her. This crime took place in a 10'x10" room. The walls and ceiling were paneled with mirrors. Undoubtedly, Ms.Nesbit was not Mr. White's first victim or his last… think Jeffrey Epstein. Fortunately, justice was served in 1906 when Stanford White was shot twice in the back and once through the head. He died instantly.. Read about it here… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Nesbit I'm buoyed by the many comments below referencing the same story.

  • Pooper Scooper says:

    My Grandaughter is doing a history degree. She likes her British history but boy I love American in my opinion it’s so interesting. I send her these to stir her interest

  • Spiceybooger Spiceybooger says:

    So why is the library not used as a library? Or are they doing a renovation?….gotta Google later

  • La Roña says:

    This is fake history, this fake architect, only refurbished old Tartarian buildings.

  • mresstell says:

    The BIBLE exactly tells the truth:
    He who commits adultery has no sense;
    he who does it destroys himself.
    Wounds and dishonor will he get,
    and his disgrace will not be wiped away.
    – Proverbs 6: 32-33

  • Kelly Mills says:

    Not stranger then fiction just fiction unfortunately

  • Kelly Mills says:

    Oh he designed the triumphal arch Not the ancient ROman’s? Hmmmm ok

  • Kelly Mills says:

    No formal training huh? Wow that’s impressive. No wait…. just still a lie

  • Jude Cowell says:

    his murder gives people "some way to remember him"?? instead of as an over-sexed pedophile who ~liked young girls~? there seems to be a lot of that character flaw going around.

  • James anonymous says:

    Mr Stern hosted a mini series called "Pride of Place" all about architecture, very good, check it out !

  • Robert Wood PA says:

    What a masterpiece the Madison Square Garden was. It didn't last long. I think it was about 50 years old when it was demolished.

  • Tommy Barry says:

    All English Aristocracy, that got sent by force, took over New York and became part of their own social registry. They basically own America and Canada…come on now. We have the English monarchy's queen on our money.

  • Renata Gross says:

    Thank you so much for this most exciting documentary !!!!!!!!

  • Lynne says:

    Cornelius Vanderbilt's image is shown twice as an example of the wealthy robber barons who were commissioning large European-style mansions. Cornelius, however, made his fortune in the 1840s, some 30 years before the Gilded Age and the firm of McKim, Mead and White.

  • cruisepaige says:

    OMG the Trump comment! Is there a murder coming? Nothing would surprise me. Donald Trump himself said he could shoot someone in Time Square and his fans would still love him.

  • cruisepaige says:

    Sicko men—kill another guy because he found out he had had sex with their wife before they knew her!

  • Tona Ballaro says:

    They forgot to mention he was a pedophile rapist.

  • Rose Marie Homeyer Bente says:

    Thank you.

  • gamanin8 says:

    Like Bill Cosby, Stanford White drugged and raped the unconscious Evelyn Nesbitt. But don't let that take away from his magnificence.

  • Little Dorrit says:

    Good stuff.

  • SoldatVeritas says:

    Stanford White was a pedophile

  • JoanneLG1960 says:

    They make White sound like if he'd had the time he would have cured cancer!!!

  • Caligula Longhbottom says:

    Inspiration for the name of Carrie Bradshaws gay friend in Sex In The City? "Stanford Black"

  • UrMomGay NoU says:

    Lol I love the Trump jab, sadly that nut has become our president since this was made 😔

  • Sienna Love says:

    Where did the books go from the beautiful library of green marble columns and golden dome?

  • Godfrey Jemand says:

    Interesting… BUT most all of what White "Created", like almost all Banks and Gov't building were copied from the Greeks. The domes are from the Romans. It is stated in this video.
    The columns are all copies. A friend of mine lives in a smaller building he created at
    31 W. 12th St. He could mix styles.

  • Sienna Love says:

    Pebbledash or rough cast rendering is very common in Scotland and Britain. It was invented over 100 years before Stanford used it to weatherproof peasants homes from the harsh Scottish weather. 😎✌🏼

  • Godfrey Jemand says:

    White only gave NYC the kind of building thay wanted and could accept. A couple were more unique, but most were the opposite of what the Architect in, "The Fountainhead" (Played by G. Cooper.) would have created. I would say he created buildings from existing building blocks. Sort of like using Legos to make things. If a building is considered to be great by all it really means it is somewhere between good enough and mediocre. As I heard a few years ago on CNBC: "It is not what you create, it is what you copy." If S. White was alive today the new WTC would have 10 stories of Greek columns and look like a giant bank tower. Actually it is the banks that have to sponsor many buildings who decide on who is the architect.

  • elle studio says:

    What an exciting time for the wealthy and the creative.

  • Shang Hunter says:

    He was a showman alright, had his head peeled back because of it. He lived in madness and was killed by madness (Thaw was very unstable and well known for it at that time)

  • Charlotte Roberts says:

    More on the sexual predator, Stanford White.
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/31320029

  • Thomas Bingel says:

    Very recommendable!

  • Insane One says:

    Evelyn's mother pimped her out to this pig. Repulsive.

  • Kathy Edens says:

    I don't know if I'd like living during that time, but I'd love to visit to see some of those amazing buildings.

  • Kelly Mills says:

    This entire video is one big lie. Stanford white wasnt an architect and never designed a single building. He was a thief and a liar as was every other person mentioned. All he did was dig these buildings out of the mud and clean them out. The rest is lies

  • Laurie McBroom says:

    I’ve watched you sir twice in the last couple of weeks and both times you have made a denigrating comment about Trump. You can count this as the last time I will ever watch you on any documentary or any such thing.

  • adhd frank says:

    use to like this "busy" art, design and architecture . but not since about 25 yrs ago , im a modernist and somewhat a postmodernist .

  • Dan Benzel says:

    Had to watch twice to see if they really did put in a cheap shot on Trump. Then I saw Cuomo and who sponsored the content. Never mind, I'll go check out Boston where there are patriots and the witch hunts are over.

  • MASTER BLASTER says:

    NYC is now a rich communist socialist nightmare

  • tiburón Blanco says:

    This was built by the Tartarian Empire, when the usa didn't exist. Equally all the beautiful and gigantic constructions throughout the World, that is why they are so similar. Tartaria was the largest empire that has existed on the planet, but this has been hidden to mankind

  • christorpher84 says:

    NY is a shit hole now

  • Peter Grimshaw says:

    With all the dead men from the Civil War no wonder it became the Gilded Age, less competition for jobs.

  • madiola1234 says:

    they are all stunning but i esp like the university.

  • Robert Crawford says:

    This is absolutely fascinating. I'm surprised there are no references to Ragtime, the film.

  • Lori Tracy says:

    I'm out. The man was a rapist of girls. Such a wonderful man…

  • SRV. 123 says:

    That arch is nothing compared to the Brooklyn Bridge for art. And the bridge was so important in function.

  • MarianissearchingfortherealTRUTH Universally says:

    It would be nice now and then to see the story of the workmen – carvers, plasterers, stone masons, brick layers, carpenters – who actually did the work for these beautiful buildings. To creat these designs is a talent – to produce the reality of the design – genious.

  • Devin du Plessis says:

    5:25 nope. Never heard of it. Architecturally not important.

  • Roberta Hubert says:

    Beautiful Buildings. Artistically gifted people are almost always a bit strange in some way to the rest of us. I read this story about him but is mostly was about his relationship with the young model. 14 yrs old. This was very complimentary to him and his talent glad I watched..

  • MultiBrad777 dba ACid w Elder says:

    can you say architectural hoax ?!!

  • MultiBrad777 dba ACid w Elder says:

    i’ll bet anybody 10 bucks …that he did not design that arch….

  • Derrick Langford says:

    1994, I was eighteen years old and leaving in New York, had a temp job at BANTAM, DOUBLE DAY AND BELL, remember arriving to work and seeing Dick Cavett sitting in the lobby on a couch and thinking, I've seen him some where 🤣🤣

  • Jack Torrance says:

    Yeah the building is pretty but Stanford White was a shitbag, now he's in hell where he belongs.

  • GaslitWorld f. Melissa B says:

    The womanizer reaped what he had sewn. Good thing he enjoyed his decadent life.

  • GaslitWorld f. Melissa B says:

    His interior design, I'll admit, was innovative. It was important to bring novelty pieces into Victorian spaces. It showcased worldliness, suggested travel to exotic places and to Europe.

  • jcsgodmother says:

    My favorite is the Martyr's Monument at Fort Greene. That is a sacred place to me. I can not count the number of times I was there.

  • Norfolk250 says:

    Strange that there isn’t a shred of originality in all his works … they’re all rooted across the sea! Monumentality is one thing, but to call true greatness of art, one needs originality. I’m caught here watching this and trying to figure this one out.

  • Manny C Weiss says:

    im sure you didn't say Donald Trump…………any chance they get they talk shit.

  • Bill William says:

    How snootie patootie you sophist dreamers are-never fill a thimble but plate it with gold the space for the finger the sewer be-hold>>>>>>>>

  • DERP DERP DERPPY DERP says:

    Very interesting. Very educational. Thanks. I've heard of the movie Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, I think. I haven't seen it. I didn't know any of this history. I'll have to hit the library and check it out.

  • aregua1 says:

    White American history

  • ron stewart says:

    WHY MAKE IT ABOUT THE DIVISION OF AMERICA ? JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T LIKE OUR ELECTED PRESIDENT , DONALD J. TRUMP !!!!!!!!! TRUMP WINS AGAIN IN 2020 !!!!!!!!!!

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