In a message dated 2/12/2003 1:30:13 PM Eastern Standard Time, [log in to unmask] writes:

Gropius' daughter wanted a seperate entrance.  He gave her one.  The
bedrooms were on the second floor and she was given an outdoor
fire-escape looking staircase for her use.  It was however placed in
front of a large window in the living room so her coming and goings
could be seen.

Speaking of the French, the word is that the Pentagon no longer considers France an ally of ours.