Monday, September 21, 2009

Drinking Vessel Buildings

If you’re going to ‘raise your glass’ to an architectural wonder, why not do it with a ‘glass’ which is in the shape of a building? It’s hard to call these “glasses,” if most are not made of glass - ceramic seems to be the most prevalent material. A miniature ceramic replica of the historic Gatsby Mansion inn in Vancouver, B.C. Until recently, it was known as the Captain's Palace Restaurant and Inn (words which are printed on the front base). This vessel stands just over 6" tall and was made in Japan in the 1960's. The back roof is open (where the liquid is poured into it) and there is a straw opening in the tip of the main roof spire (to get said liquid out). Disney World’s Contemporary Hotel has a white ceramic replica with a lid and round hole in the top. This ceramic replica even has the front of a monorail poking its nose out of the building. The Westin Hotel chain seems to like producing drinking vessels of their hotels. Peachtree hotel, now the Westin Peachtree Plaza, in Atlanta made a vessel for its Sun Dial Restaurant & Bar. The tall cylindrical tower is a natural drinking container. The Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles has a ceramic green cup with a wide mouth for gulping your choice of adult beverage. A while ago, I also wrote about The Weston Stamford vessel in Singapore, but it’s now owned by the Swissotell hotel chain. Do you know of other Drinking Vessel buildings?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes the CN Tower has a glass versions just for drinks from the Restaurant on top...SD

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