Thursday, November 17, 2011

Goodwin Building

The Goodwin Building has an elaborate red-brick facade on the lower floors and a modern tower rising from the middle.




The rear of the building is less elaborate, but also appealing.

The building is from 1881.

24 comments:

Dawn said...

Can I call a building beautiful?? There has to be another word...but I love this! Nice "looking up" shots!

Rambling Round said...

Quite the contrast, and I much prefer the details of the older building.

Sharon said...

What a nice combination of styles and colors.

joo said...

I love it! Such an interesting combination of styles!

Lowell said...

I like the bottom part, not so much the modern thing stuck on top of it. Glad they preserved the historical antecedemt!

Lynette said...

I'm in favor of the 1881 section. Did they really build that new part up out of the middle of the older part, Jack? I don't have time to Google right now. I'm hoping they are on adjacent blocks and you got the photos by standing closest to the 1881 part.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent image Jack, with the modern building rising up like some futuristic alien 'thing' from the 'belly' (can I say that on here!!) of the old building!

sheila lynch said...

reminds me of a similar contrast in Boston, the ultra modern Hancock Tower against the old Bullfinch designed Copley Square Church, very nice post!

Sylvia K said...

Most buildings today are pretty BLAH in comparison to this. I really like Perth's "alien thing from the belly"! Fun, apt description! Terrific captures and I do love your composition as always, Jack! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Malyss said...

It's impressive to see such an old building being already so high! I like the mix of colors, textures and styles.

JM said...

I also prefer the old fa├žade, but I think this is a great example on how to enlarge a building.

Tash said...

PS - If I designed the new building, I would have mimicked the roof line of the old on the new.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
You lost «Louis» at the "modern tower rising from the middle". The older building has so much more character!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shots Jack. I really like it when modern and old are well combined into the city landscape.

VP said...

Great pictures, I really like the mix of architecture.

cieldequimper said...

I would never have guessed this is one building, I thought the white tower was another building behind it. Very nice.

Cildemer said...

Great shots! Love the mix of the old and new architecture here! It makes a wonderful contrast!
Thanks for sharing, Jack;o)

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Halcyon said...

It's very pretty! I like the brick and the details over the windows. The architecture is nice too.

Regina K said...

Love the details from the older building. Wonderful to maintain the original building and add the modern structure.

RedPat said...

Here I am the modernist but I don't like the new building - it looks awkward to me stuck on top of the wonderful older one! I am glad that the old structure was saved because it really is quite lovely.

Randy said...

That's why I love old buildings. They have so much class.

Leif Hagen said...

I love, love those handsome, old, brick buildings! They are treasures! Happy weekendo, Jacko!

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! That is an amazing building! Great shot.

jennyfreckles said...

I think this looks pretty good. There is a connection between the old and new - not slavish but the new does reference the old. A good solution I think. And it makes interesting photos.