The decorative design of the colossal light, a web surrounded by scallops with a central circle, is a structural manifestation of the glazier’s art. The skylight’s decorative elegance adds grandeur to a grand building.
The introduction of daylight to the heart of the building is similar to the primary function of stained glass in great European cathedrals: to provide natural light in a controlled fashion. The hint of pink in this photo is slightly misleading, as the frosted glass is actually a silvered grey colour known as “grisaille”, or monochromatic grey.
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