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word of the week: SOFFIT

2011 February 21
by Caroline Nye Stevens

Garfield Park FieldhouseSOFFIT: The underside of any architectural element, such as an arch, beam, cornice, eave or even staircase . . .

Pictured to the left is a soffit forming the underside of the balcony in the Garfield Park Fieldhouse’s rotunda. The picture below shows a glimpse of another soffit – the underside of one of the Art Institute’s greatest staircases . . .

2 Responses
  1. Cayla permalink
    February 22, 2011

    Wow. The Garfield Park Fieldhouse is gorgeous! I would love to see a full post on it!

    • Caroline Nye permalink*
      February 22, 2011

      A post on the Garfield Park Fieldhouse is coming up NEXT!

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