MODERN LIVING: Something to See

The best way to keep something safe, as Edgar Allan Poe pointed out in The Purloined Letter, is to put it where everyone can see it. Taking a leaf from Poe's book, Manhattan's Manufacturers Trust Co. last week showed off the design of a "glass house" for its new midtown branch, planned so that everyone will be able to see everything in it.

The $3,000,000 building was designed by Architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, who also did an earlier glass-walled building for Lever Bros. (TIME, April 28, 1952). The new bank's exterior will be...

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