I have, on numerous occasions, featured buildings from around New England that were built in the 19th and early 20th century. Most of these buildings are brick, and one of the comments that frequently is made is how they don’t build commercial buildings like that anymore. The buildings I’ve featured have all had interesting details in the brick work around windows and doors and very often there has been an interesting element worked into the brick at the top of the wall. I like to think that architects, building owners and the craftsmen who built these buildings all too pride in their work and wanted to give something interesting to the community.
This generally is not the approach to construction today. Today, construction seems to be driven by a desire to “get thew job done” and to “pay attention to the budget.”
About a mile from our house, just over the line of the neighboring town, Amazon is building a ginormous warehouse. When finished, the warehouse will provide over 2.2 million square feet of storage. While more than half of the building is still a bare steel frame, the image below, taken from the northeast corner, gives you an idea of what the finished building will look like.
When the Editor and I drove by the building, her comment was.
“It looks like they left a strip of painter’s tape on the top.”
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