Juliet Balconies Add Drama Without the Tragedy

The structure livens up a facade while allowing for floor-to-ceiling windows

When Juliet rhapsodizes, “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Shakespeare wrote that she stood at a window. Subsequent performances, though, depicted Juliet standing on a balconette and that romantic association led to the feature being forever known as the Juliet balcony.

Featured in the Wall Street Journal, March 26, 2021, print edition as ‘A Balcony by Any Other Name.’

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