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Articles from Franny Wentzel


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Schenectady's Civic Center - City Hall

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


Schenectady's Civic Center - The Post Office

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


Schenectady's Civic Center - The County Library

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


Schenectady's Civic Center - Police Department Headquarters

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


Vintage Views of Dealey Plaza

author: Franny Wentzel : Dallas, Texas
Friday, November 22nd, 2013


Dispatches from Mercury and Elsewhere...

author: Franny Wentzel : The Citynoise space probe...
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


The Fuhrerbunker

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Monday, June 17th, 2013


Moon Shot

author: Franny Wentzel : Monroeville, USA
Monday, June 3rd, 2013


The Wedgeway Building

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Saturday, May 4th, 2013


Greetings to Boston...

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013


As Seen at Todays Boston Marathon...

author: Franny Wentzel : Bostan, MA
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013


Just Before the War of the World - American Cities a Century Ago

author: Franny Wentzel :
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013


L.A.'s Bunker Hill in Colour

author: Franny Wentzel : Los Angeles, California
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013


A Sikh Discovers America

author: Franny Wentzel : America - the 1960s
Thursday, August 9th, 2012


Cupcake Capitalism

author: Franny Wentzel : Monroeville, USA
Saturday, June 16th, 2012


Cool Car in the Bank Parking Lot

author: Franny Wentzel : Monroeville, USA
Friday, June 15th, 2012


A Couple Cool Chicago NATO Protests Piccys

author: Franny Wentzel : 1060 West Addison
Monday, May 21st, 2012


Albany New York's State Street - Then and Now

author: Franny Wentzel : Albany, NY
Monday, March 26th, 2012


Green Eggs & Ham

author: Franny Wentzel : Somewhere in Whoville
Saturday, March 17th, 2012


The Fire That Never Dies

author: Franny Wentzel : Iroquois Nation, North America
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012


Fire Engine at the Strip Mall

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, New York
Friday, March 2nd, 2012


Cool Cars at the Bank

author: Franny Wentzel : Monroeville, USA
Friday, March 2nd, 2012


Gratte-Ciel Complex

author: Franny Wentzel : Villeurbanne, France
Monday, February 20th, 2012


Bekonscot, England's Toy-Size Town

author: Franny Wentzel : Bekonscot, UK
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012


Big Dead Mouse on the Front Lawn

author: Franny Wentzel : Monroeville, USA
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011


What'd We Ever Do to Architects to Make Them Hate Us So Much?

author: Franny Wentzel : Seoul, Korea
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011


Shooting at the Elevated

author: Franny Wentzel : New York City
Friday, December 9th, 2011


New York in the '50s...

author: Franny Wentzel : New York City
Friday, December 9th, 2011


Government Failure - The Urban Renewal Years

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Thursday, December 1st, 2011


Street Contraptions

author: Franny Wentzel : Monroeville, USA
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011


 

Schenectady's Civic Center - City Hall

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY


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It would seem more an accident than design that Schenectady has something of a civic center... With the possible exception of the library and police headquarters none of these building were constructed with the idea of being part of a whole... Googlesat view of City Hall - our first stop on this tour... Was constructed just as the Great Depression was getting under way. Political detracters called it the 'Million Dollar Place. View from the Jay Street side. Rear view from Clinton Street which like Jay was widened...


Schenectady's Civic Center - The Post Office

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY


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The first of three civic buildings lining Liberty Street... ...was actually constructed before our City Hall. The Post Office. Was constructed in two sections The first, fronting Liberty Street, was constructed in 1911. In 1934 the entrance was moved to Jay Street... With this dramatic new addition. The view from the Clinton Street side is a bit more mundane, but at the time of construction this street wasn't here. ...


Schenectady's Civic Center - The County Library

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY


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Constructed around the same time as The Police Headquarters the County Library presents a softer side of mid-late 1960s architecture... The Googlesat view. White part is a new addition... View of entrance from across Liberty Street. Auditorium wing. Just the right size for lectures, book sales, blood drives... Classical tradition was edging its way back into architectural acceptability.... The new addition... Not sure what it's for... ...


Schenectady's Civic Center - Police Department Headquarters

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY


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The mid-late 1960s must've been an unironic time for to be seen as appropriate for a small city's police department to choose as the architecture for their headquarters... Googlesat view - the light gray cube with the diagonal slash is the city court. 'T'- shape houses the 'guests'. Shape where the stairs cut in is the administrative office section. View from Liberty Street - no ironies there... The public entrance. 'Guests of the city' are escorted in from the rear... Not sure why the flag...


Vintage Views of Dealey Plaza

author: Franny Wentzel : Dallas, Texas


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On the 50th anniversary of the death of president John F. Kennedy, it is interesting to note that more time has passed between then and now then had passed between then and the assassination that set off World War One. Yet it still remains fresh in the minds even of those unborn at the time... George Bannerman Dealey (18591946) was a Dallas businessman and the long-time publisher of The Dallas Morning News. He used his influence to accomplish many goals but will always be remembered primarily for one of them. He crusaded for the...


Dispatches from Mercury and Elsewhere...

author: Franny Wentzel : The Citynoise space probe...


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Photo of the Earth and Moon from the space probe orbiting planet Mercury... ...and from the other end of the Solar System, Earth as seen from Saturn by the probe. Cassini takes an extreme closeup of the Earth and Moon And closer to home is this glimpse of taken from the ...


The Fuhrerbunker

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY


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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... We like to call it the Fuhrerbunker but it is, in fact, a bank. It replaced the Lorraine Block - one of the few dedicated office buildings in a downtown largely devoted to retail. 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. Sometime around the turn...


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