Friday, April 13, 2012

Mechanics Savings Bank

Pearl Street, Hartford, Connecticut

To my eye, this is one of the more successful re-uses of an old building's facade in a highrise development. 
You can see more reflections here.

23 comments:

Lowell said...

It is quite striking. I like the reflection, too!

Kate said...

It's still a bit early and I am not quite awake so it took me a little while to figure out this image...a blending of old and new.

Mo said...

I guess it is only the banks that can afford these grand refurbishments now.

Luis Gomez said...

Looks good Jack!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I'm with you - love the dichotomy of the old and new in the same building. I love your angle in this image - very smart!

VP said...

I absolutely agrre: that is great!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's clever. The two styles blend well.

Sharon said...

It does appear to be well blended.

Lois Evensen said...

What a cool picture! It displays the combination of the two styles so well.

Malyss said...

This mix is a real success! You magnified it by choosing this perspective!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I agree! A very successful mix indeed! And what a terrific capture, Jack, I do love your perspective and composition -- but then I always do, don't I?? Well, it's true! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

joo said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Jack!

SRQ said...

Interesting blend of yesterday and today. Very unique...especially with all the windows. I'm quite envious of your upcoming travels. Sounds very exciting!

cieldequimper said...

Yes, I agree. I always like these a lot.

RedPat said...

It does seem to work. I saw a horrible blending here last week - wouldn't take a pic - definitely not blog-worthy.

Regina K said...

It is always rewarding to find a reused building or pieces of a building. This is excellent reuse.

Randy said...

Interesting combination of design styles.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A very successful 'merger' Jack, good shot!

Halcyon said...

I love the combination of old and new. I certainly agree with you that this "reuse" is successful!

JM said...

This kind of work has to be clever and very well done and I think this is the case.

Cezar and Léia said...

A modern building and your picture is perfect with adorable blue reflection!
Léia

Karl Demetz said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jack. I love the reflection too.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great capture and very nice reflection!
Love the blend of old and new here!
Thanks for sharing, Jack;o)