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AT&T Long Distance Building

This video presents a unique and intimate virtual experience featuring the AT&T Long Distance Building murals in the interior landmarked lobby.

Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, an art and architectural historian, illustrates Hildreth Meière’s work in beautiful detail, while also discussing her influences, styles, and other accolades.

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Known for her architectural decoration, Hildreth Meière completed over 100 commissions in a variety of mediums.

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AT&T Long Distance Building

Hildreth Meière was asked to design decoration for the lobby ceiling at the AT&T Long Distance Building that would symbolize the purpose of the building as a vital center of international communication. To represent Continents Linked by the Telephone and Wireless, Meière designed four neo-classically influenced, individual Art Deco figures personifying Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia around the rim of the ceiling.

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Hildreth Meière's sketch in graphite for lobby ceiling

Hildreth Meière's sketch in graphite for lobby ceiling