Becker and Becker plus Kent Bloomer

When Green Is Not Enough: Ornamentation Will Try To Lessen Impact Of New Haven Residential Tower’s Five-Story Base
By PHILIP LANGDON Hartford Courant November 2, 2008

“Why has jubilation over the biggest housing development ever to come to downtown New Haven been so muted? More than a year and a half has passed since city officials started clearing the way for developer Becker & Becker to erect a residential tower on the site of the long-demolished Shartenberg department store at Chapel and State streets. Yet among design-conscious people in New Haven, discontent over the decision remains strong.

“…Becker & Becker is betting…that its exposed parking garage can be made palatable by having Kent Bloomer of Yale Architecture School design ornamentation to cover much of its exterior.”

Posted by: Tanya

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