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Esto Gallery: Doors and Entries

Esto Gallery: Doors and Entries

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    © Ezra Stoller | Esto

    TWA Terminal at JFK (formerly Idlewild) Airport, New York, by Eero Saarinen, ca. 1962.

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    Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Visitor Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., by Weiss/Manfredi Architects.

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    Maynard C. Ford House, Fitchburg, Mass., by George W. W. Brewster.

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    Pratt School of Architecture, Brooklyn, N.Y., by Rogers Marvel Architects / Steven Holl Architects.

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    Gade House, 1962.

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    360 Madison, New York, by Cook + Fox.

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    Doan House, 1961, Michigan, by Alden Dow.

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    National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tenn., by Ralph Appelbaum Exhibition Design.

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    South Station T Headhouses, Boston, by Machado and Silvetti Architects.

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    "Water, Unique Resource" Exhibition, Zaragoza, Spain, by Zaha Hadid Architects, with exhibit design by Ralph Appelbaum Associates.

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    Seagram Building, New York, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with Philip Johnson.

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    New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, by Bernard Tschumi Architect.

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    Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C., by Machado and Silvetti Architects.

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    Starkey House,1956, Duluth, Minn., by Marcel Breuer.

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    The Wycoff Exchange, Brooklyn, N.Y., by Andre Kikoski Architect.

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    Atlantic Wharf, Boston, by CBT Architects.

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    New World Center, Miami Beach, Fla., by Gehry Partners Architects.

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    Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, New York, by Rockwell Group Architects.

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    Bayt Abdullah Children's Hospice, Kuwait City, Kuwait, by NBBJ.

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    Catskills Studio, Lew Beach, N.Y., by Cutler Anderson Architects.

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    Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, Calif., by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Noted architectural critic Paul Goldberger said in his acceptance speech for the Vincent Scully Prize that he will never review a building he hasn’t personally visited and explored, calling architecture “the way most people connect to the built environment.” If that’s the case, then doorways are both the literal and metaphorical portals through which people travel to experience those connections, and serve as visitors’ first taste of the space within. ARCHITECT has gathered a selection of these entrances—captured by Esto photographers over the years—that range from whimsical doorways on houses to large-scale entries in monumental structures, and from kinetic drawbridges to stationary portals, all of them memorable architectural first impressions.

To see more of Esto's collection online, please visit Esto.com, or visit ARCHITECT’s collection of Esto Galleries.