For all the talk about progress, why are beautiful buildings like this so rare these days?
Modern architecture really makes you question the gospel of efficiency.

I mean, seriously.
Oh and while we’re at it, can we have some Art Nouveau wallpaper too?
Maybe signaling in architecture doesn’t matter like it used to.

Consider the decline in bank architecture since the FDIC insurance began in 1933.

Beautiful architecture used to signal trust, but consumers and lenders have other sources of information now.

(h/t @tylercowen)
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