Thursday, January 12, 2012

XL Center and Hartford 21


The Hartford 21 mixed used apartment building can be seen through the XL Center's skylight. 

Hartford 21 is the tallest apartment building between Boston and New York.  Like many cities, Hartford is trying to entice more residents to live in the city center.

24 comments:

brattcat said...

love that bottom shot, jack!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You picked a great sky to frame in the skylight.

joo said...

The second photo is terrific! I do love it!

Abraham Lincoln said...

The idea of moving back to the center of the city works for many cities. Here, where we live, the people live out in the smaller towns and commute to and from work or drive. The cities can never seem to reduce the crime rates around here so nobody goes downtown anymore. It is not the place to be and to live there is apparently like taking your own life.

VP said...

Great pctures! My favorite kind of modern architecture!

Kate said...

That skylight/dome is pretty dazzling! I always like patterns and this is a delight in forms.

Sharon said...

I love these skylight shots and I like that Hartford 21 building. I think I would enjoy and apartment with a view. When I was working in St. Louis and Chicago I had great apartments with views in both cities.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent shots both, what a great idea to shoot up through the glass skylight. I'm not sure if I could go back to apartment living, I'd miss my garden too much.
No cruises to Kalamunda Jack, it's in the hills!!

Luis Gomez said...

Really cool Jack!

Sylvia K said...

What an amazing building and I do love that last shot and your perspective! Perfect place to view beautiful skies! Hope you have a great day, Jack!

Sylvia

Malyss said...

Great shot! But I would not like to live in such a tall building. In my town, never more than 10 floors authorised.

Lois said...

I like that second shot, although it is making me a bit dizzy!

RedPat said...

I love your second shot through the skylight too! Our downtown is overrun with condo towers - more under construction than anywhere else in N America.

Halcyon said...

Looks like a great building. Love that skylight!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful shot of the clouds through the windows!

cieldequimper said...

More and more people are leaving the city centres here... I do like this architecture!

Regina K said...

I would love to live in the mid town area of KC. I just cannot downsize that much :) Love the angle of both these shots.

Lois Evensen said...

Impressive! Very nice images.

Randy said...

Wonderful skylight! Bet the stars look great at night.

ladyfi said...

What a wonderful shot of the skylight!

Birdman said...

Going UP!

Karl said...

Impressive! The second shot is terrific, Jack !!

JM said...

Great perspectives, Jack!

Lynette said...

A very good post, Jack, but that third photo is stupendous!

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