word of the week: PILASTER
2010 May 9
PILASTER: An element projecting from a wall that is used to give the appearance of a supporting column with a base, shaft, and capital. Pilasters are typically non-structural and purely decorative.
Notice how minimal the pilasters at Union Station (far left) appear when contrasted with the various flamboyant pilasters at the Uptown Broadway Building (4703-4715 N. Broadway).
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think PILLAR + PLASTER = PILASTER