To the Wall Street Journal architect Annabelle Selldorf this year describes the podium of 200 Eleventh Avenue in terms of Josef Hoffmann's Austrian Pavilion at the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. I notice that the podium indents like Amon Carter's facade. I thought that perhaps Hoffmann would be the source of that feature in the Amon Carter design as well, then. Amon Carter's architect was not above theft; however, when I look through the flickr photoset of Art Deco Expo pavilions,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruamps/...7625380297538/ I don't see the resemblance of her building to Hoffmann's. This is the closest I can find. That or perhaps http://www.modellbogen.wrb.ch/index....EU&list=KAT282 - but both by Googling "Pavillon de l'Autriche", l'autriche hoffmann, and so on. This thread is for any other clues as to the forerunners of the 200 Eleventh and Amon Carter curvatures.