Recently I was riding in a beautifully wood paneled elevator in a NYC department store. I became fascinated by the stunningly crafted brass control panel. Each aspect of the plate is meticulously and beautifully designed for visual appeal and functionality. Architectural jewelry at its best.
Sepia photograph architecture detail: New York City
For more about use of metals in architecture see:http://www.elevatorpreservation.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/historyofelevatorindustry1850-2001-wq.pdf