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Myth in the financial sector
Jack Mosse

between the aesthetics of these spaces and the institutions themselves. The lobbies are clearly symbols of power. When one is allowed to enter such a space, the contrast with the busy streets outside creates a sense of entitlement – only you and a few others are allowed to enter. But it achieves this effect not through imposing ostentatious symbols of wealth on the visitor, but through the opposite: empty space. It is what is not there, what does not exist that creates this effect of luxury and power, just as the trade that these institutions conduct appears to be based

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