Art Deco Masterpiece

I was recently hired by Newmark,Grubb,Knight, Frank to Photograph The Bell Headquarters Building in Newark, NJ.

The Bell Building
The Bell Building

The building was built in 1929 by the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company.

Front Facade Upward
Front Facade Upward

The Art Deco building was designed by Ralph Thomas Walker of the architectural firm Voorhees, Gmelin, and Walker.

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The brick and sandstone facade is decorated with pilasters created by scultpter Edward McCartan.

Looking Up
Looking Up

The Building is 20 stories and 275 feet high. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 21, 2005

Grand Entry
Grand Entry

Marble and Granite with a  Geometric Relief Ceiling.

Entryway wall with brass relief
Entryway wall with brass relief
Brass and copper doors with marble surround
Brass and copper doors with marble surround

These doors are amazing along with the Torch Lighting

Main Lobby
Main Lobby

Looking toward the Marble Relief

Marble relief of the Mercury/ Bell Emblem
Marble relief of the Mercury/ Bell Emblem
Board Room
Board Room

From this board room the executives of Bell issued every area code in the Nation, with 201 being the first area code in the country.

The Elevator
The Elevator

The Elevators are elaborate with elegant pierced brass fretwork.

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Art Deco Ornamentation
Art Deco Ornamentation
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Doorway fretwork flanked by sconces
Memorial Plaque
Memorial Plaque

 

 

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