Gallery: German Hydroelectric Plant Is A Breathtaking Example Of Organi...

At night, the plant glows and reflects off the river.
At night, the plant glows and reflects off the river.

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  1. lazyreader June 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    The Hoover dam is an architectural masterpiece. The designers applied an elegant Art Deco style to the entire project. It possesses sculpted turrets rising from it’s facade. Artists were hired to handle the design and decoration of the walls and floors of the dam. His name was Allen Tupper True, and he applied Navajo and Pueblo Indian motifs throughout the dams walls and floors. His work was emphasized in a poem by the New Yorker……… “lose the spark, and justify the dream; but also worthy of remark will be the color scheme”

    Another sculptor was Oskar J.W. Hansen designed many of the sculptures on and around the dam. His works include the monument of dedication plaza, a plaque to memorialize the workers killed and the bas-reliefs on the elevator towers.

    Surrounding the base of it’s monument is a terrazzo floor embedded with a “star map”. The map depicts the Northern Hemisphere sky at the moment of President Roosevelt’s dedication of the dam. Acting as a open air time capsule, this is intended to help future astronomers, if necessary, calculate the exact date of dedication.

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