Is this an individual space that is extremely important to the interior
visual character? Yes.
LOOK + IDENTIFY
Here, the character is defined by a
combination of its size, the twin curving staircases, the massive columns
and curving vaulted ceilings, in addition to the quality of the materials
in the floor and in the stairs.
WHAT IF THIS SPACE IS ALTERED?
It is easy to see that if the ceiling were lowered for heating
ducts, or if the stairways were to be enclosed for code reasons, the shape
and character of this space would be lost, even if there was no permanent
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Preserve character-defining individual spaces in the process of rehabilitating a historic building for a continuing or new use!