Thursday, January 17, 2013

Public Safety Complex


Hartford opened its new Public Safety complex last week.  The complex is a sprawling series of brick buildings near the downtown, between the interstate highway and the North End.  It houses police, fire and ambulance services, as well as a jail and courts.

You saw it twice in 2011, once when I showed some of the scaffolding and later when I showed a bunch of construction workers clowning around.

It snowed yesterday in Hartford . . . this photo was taken in November.

25 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Interesting that so much is housed in one area.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Impressive but horribly bleak.

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Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Interesting idea for all those services to be close to each others.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The last couple of years was a good time to build public works because construction prices were lower, as construction companies were bidding so low just to try to keep their doors open.

Hilda said...

Handsome buildings, but I have to agree with Lucy. "Serious and important" do not have to be colorless and dreary.

cieldequimper said...

It looks like a jail alone...

Sharon said...

I like the look of this place!

Cezar and Léia said...

A beautiful building, I love the color!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

Great looking building, but I hope they plan on adding some landscaping! Right no I agree with Ciel -- looks like a jail alone!

Stefan Jansson said...

I think we need to see a winter version now.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The winter version would be good to see, along with some grass and bushes oui...get on to it Jack haha! Taking your advice this year, see tomorrow's post..

Malyss said...

I guesss this red building must be more beautyful when surrounded by snow..

LOLfromPasa said...

Somehow there is a strange feel to this. Lego comes to mind, don't know why. It will be fun to see the place when the landscape has been sorted :).

VP said...

I guess it is practical to have all these things together...

Dianne said...

It looks very stark Jack but I guess it's aim is to provide multiple services to the public. Im wondering what you think about having them all housed in the same complex? ... a good move or not.

RedPat said...

A fine strong building which a bit of landscaping will enhance!

Birdman said...

Looks like they tried to make it a period piece Fits right in.

Michelle said...

A nice building, but it is really drab.

Randy said...

Nice looking place. Snow? Lucky you.

Bob Crowe said...

So barren, although I'm sure they will put down turf in the spring. Sort of one stop shopping for the cop in your life.

Kate said...

A complete stop for all services! Needs some landscaping.

SRQ said...

That's an impressive complex, Jack. Love all the red brick. I wonder how many years ago this was planned and the funding was in place.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

The building looks great to me!
But what about planting some trees around?

Ali Crehan said...

Public safety looks completely isolated and deserted.

William Kendall said...

The clocktower helps, but it does need some landscaping!