The building that serves the Maritume Union is appropriately nautical, its faÃ§ade pierced with round porthole-like windows. The faÃ§ade itself is sloped like the hull of a ship, but evocations of seafaring life probably had little to do with it. Instead, zoning laws seem to have entered into the equation, placing the emphasis on sky-exposure planes of tall buildings. Housing the union’s medical and recreation facilities, the Curran Annex reflects the style of its headquarters’ building on Seventh Avenue at Thirteenth Street, designed by the same New Orleans-based architect.
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