30 December 2008

q & A.

does anyone know what these lil' s's are called and if they serve a purpose? i've seen quite a few around and think they're just swell.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If i'm not mistaken i think they are structural metal ties which help to hold the buildings together. I imagine this s design is pre-war as they can also be seen as a x shape which is a later manifestation

Suzy said...

Yes, I live in Boston and we have the X's! They're beautiful.

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