21. Powell Street
|Lucien Labaudt | two fresco panels | each 6 feet by 32 feet Detail
image of a portion of the mural. Covering the greatest wall space in the Tower, Labaudt's two busy
sides of Powell Street in 1934 flow up each side of the curved stairway, with a connecting stretch
over the doorway below. Beginning at Market Street at the bottom of the stairs, these scenes show
crowds, buildings, and activities typical of the urban expanse. Labaudt wanted this sweeping view
because he had a design studio on Powell Street.