Recently we discussed the original Penn Station of NYC – a wrought iron, Art Nouveau-inspired temple that met an early demise. If the early 20th century was a period of inspired architecture and construction, the 50s and 60s in hindsight were a period dedicated to the destruction of such art. In French there is even a noun for such ‘progress’ – Bruxellisation. The word is fitting, seeing as the Art Nouveau movement in Brussels gave so much to the world of design, and its buildings fared so poorly. Though Brussels is still one of, if not the Art Nouveau capital of the world, more than 90% of the Art Nouveau buildings constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were destroyed, or Brusselized, and we are left with masterworks dotting corporate landscapes.