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The Fuhrerbunker

- Franny Wentzel - Monday, June 17th, 2013 : goo

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Thanks to the little city of Schenectady received many examples of . Most were civic structures - like additions to the city's Middle Schools and the Police Headquarters - but there were a few privately-built structures...

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We like to call it the Fuhrerbunker but it is, in fact, a bank.

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It replaced the Lorraine Block - one of the few dedicated office buildings in a downtown largely devoted to retail.

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Since the early 70s it was the Schenectady branch of the Albany Savings Bank - incidentally their Albany headquarters replaced one of that downtown's best classic hotels.

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Sometime around the turn of this century Citizens Bank took over the property...

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...and made a few changes of their own.

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This was once a wall of bronzed glass.

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Where there used to be drive-up teller cages...

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...sit-drive up ATMs.

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Oh hai ...

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