Partly inspired by Mayan architecture, this flirtation with Art Déco architecture dominates the historic square, Pátio do Colégio. The imposing edifice has two remarkable cupolas and several stone-carved faces of angry men wearing winged helmets. The building was completed in 1930, by the offices of Ramos de Azevedo, Severo e Villares, for the Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo, a mercantile exchange, but since 1977, it has housed the Primeiro Tribunal da Alçada Civil (civil tribunal). Brasil.
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Many people, especially New Yorkers, pass by them every day. Either because they're too high and out of our line of sight or people are not aware that we have them in New York. I'm talking about gargoyles, chimeras and grotesques! Gargoyles of New York (http://www.gargoylesofnewyork.com) is a website that brings to you, the gargoyles, chimeras and grotesques in New York City with photographs and their locations. Using the Google Gargoyles Map, you can find the gargoyles featured on the…
The History of Gargoyles & Grotesques (Facts, Information, Pictures) - Going To Tehran
The History of Gargoyles – Gargoyles are numbers commonly carved into the design of old churches, typically in the form of a monstrous animal or human. Lot of times gargoyles in Gothic churches were attached to the seamless gutter system of the roofing, with the mouth of the gargoyle functioning as a spout for rain, aiding keep the… Read More »