Sunday, January 3, 2016

Is there really a TV show called Downtown Abbey?

No, it’s just an incorrect spelling for Downton Abbey. That British period drama TV show airing on PBS just began its final season.

But, if there was a Downtown Abbey, it might be subtitled Nuns in a Skyscraper and take place in a 42-story Late Gothic Revival building like the Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh shown above.

Famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright was not impressed at all by that building. He told the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph:

“That’s the most stupendous ‘keep-off-the-grass’ sign I’ve ever seen.”

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