Feb 21, 2008

My DC - Week 7

I just love this building. In a city full of cold grey stone buildings, the warm brick on this one really stands out.


It's not just the brick that turns me on. Look at how the golden dome shines! Look the copper trim with it's soft green patina. It's kind of weird but I even get a kick out of the green stain on the concrete surrounding the building that the copper trim causes.


The thing about this building is that it's got a lot to offer on the inside too. Check out the rotunda. The rest of the ceiling is pretty neat too.

At this point you may get the feeling that this is a very old building and you'd be right. It dates to 1888. It was built as the National Safe Deposit, Savings & Trust Co. Bank and, although the name has changed, it's still a bank. They just don't make them like that anymore.



Anonymous said...

Warm and charming - Welcome contrast with gray granite fortresses.

Cupola and dome are same thing? Interchangeable?


Cursing Mama said...

I can see a real plus to working in an urban area versus my suburban wasteland. Very beautiful building.

Carol said...

What a gorgeous building!