Great photo, amazing light fixture.
Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
by Tim O’Brien
You know those 3D star-sahepd metal lantern/lights that were being sold everywhere for a while in trendy home goods places? This chandelier is like the original, giant monster version of those. Meanwhile this is possibly my favorite photo from this one photoset.
Hildreth Meiere, a New York-based tile and mosaic designer, working with Alexander, was responsible for much of the original interior design. She collaborated closely with the Guastavino Company of New York to create the elaborate tile vaulting, which is both structural and decorative. Buffaloes, corn, wheat, sunflowers, and wild native animals motifs are repeated throughout the building’s ornament. The theme of Meiere’s work is nature and the cultivation of the prairie.