Chair design exhibition opens at Woodson Art Museum. Designed by Thomas Ustick Walter, manufactured by Hammitt Desk Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, House of Representatives Chamber Arm Chair, 1857, photo by Michael Koryta and Andrew VanStyn.
Born Dec. 15 in 1832, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel né Bönickhausen was a French structural engineer from the École Centrale Paris, an architect, an entrepreneur and a specialist in metallic structures. He is noted for designing the Eiffel Tower and the armature for the Statue of Liberty.
A model represents the Mercury salon in the King's Apartments of the Palace of Versailles, later converted to a viewing room for the body of France's King Louis XIV, in the exhibition "The King is dead" at the Palace of Versailles. The exhibition looks back on the details of the death, autopsy and funeral of France's King Louis XIV. AFP PHOTO /JACQUES DEMARTHON
The Zaha Hadid-designed condo complex at the High Line in Chelsea will feature 15 gallery spaces.