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Goodwin Square (1989) and City Place (1980)

Friday, January 1st, 2010 Posted in Commercial Buildings, Hartford, Postmodern | No Comments »

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Happy New Year from Historic Buildings of Connecticut! Hartford’s three tallest buildings are City Place, at 163 meters (535 ft), the Travelers Tower, at 161 meters (527 ft), and Goodwin Square, at 159 meters (522 ft). In the image above are Goodwin Square (left) and City Place (right), both designed by the architectural firm of Skidmore Owings And Merrill. City Place I was built in 1980 and has thirty-eight floors above ground (the adjacent City Place II was built in 1989 and has 18 floors). Most of the building is office space, with retail and restaurant space on the lower floors. Goodwin Square was built in 1989 and has thirty floors. This modern skyscraper connects to and shares a lobby with the Goodwin Hotel, originally built as an apartment building in 1881. The facade of the Goodwin Hotel remains, but the interior was completely replaced in the 1980s. The skyscraper was eventually deemed to have been a bad investment and the hotel closed in 2008. Also visible in the lower left of the above photograph are the tops of the two towers of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch.

Care Endodontics (2007)

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 Posted in Commercial Buildings, Hartford, Postmodern | 1 Comment »

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Care Endodontics PC, , a dental practice specializing in root canals, was founded in 2004 by Dr. Christopher Carrington and Dr. Lester Reid. They purchased an old house on Farmington Avenue in Hartford’s West End for their expanded practice, but eventually decided to raze the original structure and replace it with a retro-Victorian house that would fit in with other structures in the neighborhood. The building features Victorian-influenced siding which disguises the fact that it is made of vinyl. The practice opened its new facility in June of 2007.