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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Andy's Angles: The Bicentennial Building

A while back, I referred to the former Sheraton Crossgates, on Public Square, as one of the major symbols of post flood Wilkes-Barre.

This has to be the other-- the Bicentennial Building.  The bicentennial was only four years after the water went down.  The building isn't anything architecturally unique.  It's just a white box, but it does make a strong statement.  I was never sure it fit on the square, but they were going for modern at the time, and modern is what they got.

In the 70's, it was home to a WNEP Wilkes-Barre newsroom.  A new and bigger one was established here a few years ago-- just across the lobby from the old one.  In fact, I was working out of the Wyoming Valley Newsroom when I took this photo, early on Memorial Day morning.