Sunday, February 28, 2016

Andy's Angles: Old and New

I'm not an architect or a designer, but I've long felt one of the hardest things to do is match old construction with new, and do it cost effectively-- especially in a public building.

Scranton Prep on Wyoming Avenue did a very good job.  The same can be said for what you see above-- the federal courthouse on North Washington Avenue in Scranton.  This was an early Tuesday morning camera phone shot.

The coolest feature is the atrium connecting the old and the new.  It's in the middle of the photo, near the streetlight.  It's neither a warm nor comforting building.  Plenty of stone, tile, steel, and glass.  Somehow, it all works together.