Mid-Century Modern Freak

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The conversation pit was popular from the 1950s to the 1970s, becoming popular in Europe as well as North America. Modernist architects Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard used a conversation pit as the centerpiece of the influential Miller House (1958) in Columbus, Indiana, one of the earliest widely publicized applications of the concept. A brilliant red conversation pit was later incorporated by Saarinen into the 1962 TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

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    Man I have always longed for a conversation pit. I constantly write stories featuring conversation pits.
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