February 29, 2008

Watt and Shand February update

Work is proceeding on the Watt and Shand building in the center square in Lancaster. (See my previous post.) The new construction is rapidly rising up behind the facade, and soon the wonderful views of the sky through the facade windows will be completely gone. There's still a lot of interesting perspectives to be photographed:

They've hung banners with drawings of how the finished project will look, with the new Marriott rising up behind the old facade. It is costing an enormous amount of money to preserve the Watt and Shand facade; from an aesthetic standpoint I think it is a very commendable endeavor.
Tomorrow it will be March, and not a moment too soon. It is not, unfortunately, coming in like a lamb, so this bit of vintage embroidery will have to serve as a preview of coming attractions:

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