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Subject: Re: The Old Metropolitan Opera House
From: Mike Hetsko <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mike Hetsko <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:54:25 -0400
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Someone told me once that the sculpture was there because it broke up standing sound waves from below. Sounds like nonsense to me, but who knows.....
Bathrooms.   What they need is more of them.  Maybe one or two of those club dining rooms should be converted.  


~Mike Hetsko
 
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> On Oct 24, 2016, at 12:47 PM, Marc Shepherd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I was wondering about that sculpture the other day. I guess it had been
> years since I paid any attention to it. Was it considered an "important"
> work (by any definition of importance) at the time?
> 
> Regarding the bathrooms, although the pedal flush is not the way you would
> build it today, I haven't noticed anything actually wrong with them.
> 
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 12:38 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> 
>> The only thing I don't like is the
>> hideous sculpture over the proscenium - but I'm used to it by now and,
>> perversely, I would
>> miss it if it were removed.
> 
> ...
> 
>> The Met really needs to redo the bathrooms, though.  Those dated
>> pedal-flush toilets need
>> to go.
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Marc Shepherd
> New York, NY
> 
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