Musée d'Orsay(Paris, France) : Contextual view of original train station (by Victor Laloux, 1900), from northeast across Seine

Creator:
ACT Architecture, French architectural firm, ca. 1982-present
Aulenti, Gaetana, 1927-
Laloux, Victor Alexandre Frédéric, 1850-1937
Published/Created:
62, rue de Lille, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Île-de-France, France
1898-1900 ; 1980-1986 (alteration)
Physical Description:
32 x 40 x 138 m (length, Great Hall)
Date Depicted:
9/1/1993
1850 AD - 1899 AD
Materials:
cast iron
glass
stone
tile
Notes:
The Gare d'Orsay was opened in 1900 (to coincide with the Exposition Universelle) but with cessation of rail service in 1939 to the station because of the short platforms, lay abandoned until it was transformed into an art gallery and re-opened as the Musée d'Orsay in 1986. [Parts of the building, including the hotel had remained in use until 1973.] The change from steam to non-polluting electric power traction inside allowed the original rail station to be designed in an opulent single integrated space which influenced later large railway stations in the US. ACT Architecture members: Renaud Bardon, Pierre Colboc and Jean-Paul Philippon.
Variant Titles:
Gare d'Orsay
Topics:
Architecture -- France -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Beaux-Arts
Postmodern
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
1A1-AG-MO-A1
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
exhibition buildings: art museums (AAT)
transportation buildings: railroad stations (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; engineering and industry; manufacturing; Art museums; Transportation; train station; coffered ceiling; arch construction buildings; exhibition buildings; museums; art museums; buildings; transportation buildings; railway building
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
9/1/1993
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10086284
PID:
digcoll:1800647