Truth window

Truth window

An exposed section of a wall that reveals the layered components within it that usually would not be seen once the wall is finished.
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"Thanks to the truth window that McClellan opened, we now know, for instance, that: 'The press corps was under enormous pressure from corporate executives, frankly, to make sure that this was a war presented in a way that was consistent with the patriotic fever in the nation and the president's high approval ratings,' according to Jessica Yellin, who was an MSNBC reporter in 2003."
Out of the Ministry of Truth window have gone the facts: the Crusades were to save the Christian holy places from desecration.
Other handcrafted details include built-in window seats, a recycled the mosaic and the requisite "truth window"--a small, decorated hole in a wall that reveals a straw bale.
But look a little closer and you'll find a house that puts a new twist on tradition--the "truth window," a small 6-by-6-inch hole on the north wall of the foyer, says it all: This house is built with straw bales.
Visitors will be able to look into the structures and examine building materials through "truth windows" placed throughout as well as examine hands-on displays, giant composters, bread-breaking solar ovens, solar ice makers, and a biodigester of human waste.