Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Hartford Times Again





The Hartford Times building is a cool shell of a structure behind the Wadsworth Atheneum.  But, it has been empty for more than a dozen years.  Over all that time, the building had received only sporadic development attention.

But, now there are two contenders.  The University of Connecticut is planning to bring its Greater Hartford campus into the city and has invited proposals from developers; the site of the Hartford Times is one favorite possibility.  And, within the past two weeks a craft brewer -- Thomas Hooker Brewing Company -- let it be known that it is interested in bringing its brewery operations and showroom into the city, and it likes the Hartford Times site.


Stay tuned.

15 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

The second picture is spectacular, I love the gorgeous tiles details on the wall and those columns are fabulous!
Léia

Stefan Jansson said...

Hooker beer sounds like fun.

Doronette NF said...

I'm so agree with Cezar and Léia. Stunning !

Birdman said...

Done college. I'd side with the brewery.

William Kendall said...

It's worthwhile to make use of the building. Looks like an impressive structure.

Sharon said...

Suddenly popular again!

VP said...

Great pictures, impressive building, good to see so much interest for it!

cieldequimper said...

Yes, yes, yessss, please let it get the attention it deserves (and no total makeover!)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well. well..looks like there may be a bit of competition going on there Jack..I vote for the University and that they definitely retain the facade (hopefully it's heritage listed by now anyway oui?)We've done the same here in Perth, some of the universities have opted for a city site as well as the campus.

RedPat said...

What incredible detailing on that building, Jack! Either use will bring people into the city centre which is a good thing.

Kay said...

How nice it would be to bring that building back to life and use.

Lowell said...

It's a beautiful building; I'm surprised it hasn't been scoffed up before this.

Love your new header photo!

jennyfreckles said...

They'll be fighting over it soon then. It looks too good to waste.

Dianne said...

Bringing the space back to life sounds a good idea Jack ... nothing worse than empty spaces in a city. Will stay tuned!

Randy said...

Boy, that could be some brewery.