Sunday, November 8

New York City's Mail Chutes are Lovely, Ingenious and Almost Entirely Ignored

Glorious example at the exquisite Fred French building.
"If you have ever worked in an old building, the chances are you will have at some point walked past a small mysterious brass box . Located about halfway up the wall, it is notable for a flat length of glass leading both into and out it, disappearing into the ceiling and the floor below. Often painted over, ignored and unused, they are a relic of the golden age of early skyscrapers called the Cutler mail chute. ..."
Atlas Obscura
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