Wednesday, February 8, 2012
While in New York this past weekend, I stopped into a grand building at the corner of 8th avenue and 14th street.The building in question is now a CVS pharmacy but started life as a bank. This type of repurposing has become common recently as churches become restaurants and banks apparently become pharmacies. You may remember my recent POST on the Gordon Biersch restaurant here in DC in an old bank as well.While I'm glad to see beautiful old buildings getting a 2nd life rather than meeting with the wrecking ball, I have to question the number of bland branch banks (every street corner in many cities including here in DC) when beautiful old structures sit vacant.This definitely is the most beautiful CVS ever built and even had great new lighting. What examples of repurposed buildings are near you?