Description Watercolor, 25 x 18;The Woolworth Building, neo-Gothic style, has 60 stories, making it the tallest building in the world at the time of its completion in 1913 and remained the title for 17 years. The building won widespread acclaim for its pioneering steel-frame structure. Though it is no match in height for later skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building (1930), the Woolworth Building was regarded as a model of construction for years, and remains a favorite sight on the New York City skyline.Cass Gilbert, selected as the architect, brought the grandeur and authority of a civic building to a corporate tower. Ornate exterior cladding of cream terra cotta with blue and yellow glazed accents evokes guildhall architecture of France and England. Slim vertical piers accentuate the versatility of the building. A green patina copper roof replete with gargoyles and tracery tops the building.
Lisa Lu, State of Washington Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Lisa first started painting with color pencils at the age of 10, and she has always loved to paint ever since; it allows her to express feelings with a peaceful mind. Self-taught and self-developed in watercolor and ink painting, each of Lisa's painting is a journey to adventure. Lisa presently resides with her husband and their son in the State of Washington. She is a licensed architect, and currently works in an architecture firm, while continuing self study and painting on architecture and landscape subjects in watercolors.