Thursday, March 15, 2012

Derelict Building

The City of Hartford finally bought the empty Capitol West building in late 2011 after years of community pressure.  It should be taken down some time this year.

23 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Hmmmm. What will replace it?

Cezar and Léia said...

I like the angle in this picture and the wonderful blue sky!

Léia

EG CameraGirl said...

I guess no one has been taking care of this building for a while so it's a good thing it's coming down.

brattcat said...

it will be interesting to see what goes in in its place.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Yes, I love the angle, too, and your choice of subject. Could have been a totally different story without the damage.

Dianne said...

Reach for the sky .... It will be nice if they replace it with something more pleasing to the eyes .... If that is possible in a city?

joo said...

Looks really neglected, but the photo is super!

Karl said...

Next year this will be a historic photo!

Halcyon said...

Hope they don't put up a parking garage. :(

Sylvia K said...

I agree, it does look neglected, but what a terrific capture! I will be interested in seeing what takes its place! Enjoy your day, Jack!

Sylvia

Kate said...

Looks like the tree branches are encased within the clouds. That image brings a bit of softness to the rigidity of the lines of the building.

Sharon said...

Such a large building to be sitting empty!

VP said...

It is always interesting to see what comes after...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent perspective rising up into the blue sky. Am I just being totally unimaginative, where is the angel, believe me I've pulled the shot in and searched every where..is it the clouds and I'm a pleb and can't see it haha! You'll have to come back at some point and show us what they've replaced this building with Jack.

Taken For Granted said...

The off kilter angle emphasizes the abandonment of the building. Nicely done. Perhaps this eye sore will be replaced by something other than a parking lot.

RedPat said...

It looks like it may be trying o come down on its own.

Yes I am an pro artist but not a painter!

Lowell said...

I can imagine a building like this could be a big problem for a city...what will take its place?

Regina K said...

I am curious also about what will take it''s place

Tash said...

Nicely photographed with the point of interest with the eyes |" "| and the face |"_"| of the window repair job. No great loss - I really have to wonder what the architect was thinking when he designed this type of structure. I see lots of similar kind in LA basin. I hope they can recycle the bricks and windows and lots of other building material (BUT only if it's less costly than throwing it away).
PS - I added a photo of the 787 and "my plane" to yesterday's post. http://palosverdesdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2012/03/787-comes-to-long-beach.html

Michelle said...

That is in sad shape. So, what will replace it?

SRQ said...

Great point of view. An eyesore without question. Maybe the city will raze it, then put out an invitation to negotiate for a hotel with retail space on the first level. Or maybe not.

Randy said...

Looks like 70's architecture.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Looks to me like you were very brave to stand so close.