Facadism? What do you think? Glens Falls, NY. #presinpink

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3 thoughts on “Facadism? What do you think? Glens Falls, NY. #presinpink

  1. ascousins says:

    Wishful thinking, I’m afraid, that there will eventually be a phase II to to add 2 more floors and that this is a costly teaser of what’s to come. I think it’s a committee’s failed attempt to mitigate inappropriate 1-story infill. The banner doesn’t help the failed concept. In Quebec City there is an interesting similar attempt that I think works a little better–a plastic 3-D tromp l’oeil image of a former firehouse that was partially sacrificed to build a performing arts center. Part of the historic building remains, and the part that was demolished has a modern glass-walled performing arts wing with the street facade left in place, albeit partially real and partially plastic.

  2. jane says:

    just a question – as I don’t know the answer: Would an empty lot be better, since the owner couldn’t afford or didn’t see a market for 2 more floors?

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