Sunday, February 27, 2011
BME (2 of 3)
The brownstone cornice comes in a variety of styles, but basically they're all pretty similar. Here's one on Madison Avenue.
Sometimes a row of houses will individually seem quite different, but if they all have the same cornice, then you'll know when first constructed they were identical.
These examples are on houses in the East 60s, because that's where I live. The same designs are all over town.
Metal cornices rust, get shabby, sometimes threaten to fall off, oftentimes are cheaper to pull off and be done with completely. When well maintained, however, they look terrific.
When they are pulled off, that can wreck your building - aesthetically, anyway.