|1880s - 1910s|
Two-Part Vertical Block
|4 or more stories|
This facade is divided horizontally into two major zones that are different yet relate to each other. The lower zone rises 1-2 stories and serves as the visual base for the "shaft", or upper zone. Its characteristic features are verticality, and a prominent and unified upper zone. This style was widely used for office buildings, department stores, hotels, and occasionally, public and institutional buildings.
Most Two-Part Vertical Block structures have these features:
4 or more stories
facade divided into two major zones
prominent unified upper zones
Created by Heather Slick. June 6, 1997.