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This post is for architecture lovers or possibly art lovers of mosaic and stone. The Bok Tower was made in a Neo-Gothic and Art Deco style by famous architect Milton Medary. The ornate stone sculptures were made by Lee Lawrie. It was finished in about 1928. Much of the beautiful stonework was done in pink and gray Georgia marble. Much stone architecture of this time had gargoyles and dark carvings, but the Singing Tower instead uses carved Birds such as the Herons at the top and the many pelicans etc depicted.
Here is a view of the top of the tower at the 205′ point:
Closeup of the beautiful mosiac:
Adam and Eve Creation scene in fenestrated mosaic stone:
Many carvings of birds all over. Made deeply and beautifully:
Stone Tree Window series:
I love the Art Deco person pouring liquid out of a vase above. Below are a flock of Pelicans that appear above this window:
Below is a postcard of the Bok Tower at night. Now you can see all the holes or fenestrations in the stone carvings with the lights coming through. I would love to stay late and see this, but the park closes at dusk. They must have special days that it is open late.
For more on the inside of the Bok Singing Tower see their website at: BOK TOWER