CLUE: THE MAIN HALL OF THIS BASILICA OF COMMERCE FEATURES A GLASS ROOF WHERE LIGHT BOUNCES OFF ALUMINUM FITTINGS AND PASSES THROUGH ITS TRANSLUCENT GLASS-BLOCK FLOOR. THE PROTO-MODERN CONCRETE STRUCTURE NOW INCLUDES A MUSEUM HONORING ITS VISIONARY ARCHITECT.
The answer to the July issue's Guess the Architect is KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL, who designed the first public museum on what is now Berlin’s Museum Island. His Altes (Old) Museum, which opened in 1830, houses a collection of antiquities befitting the exemplary neoclassical architecture.
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