- Apr 16, 2014
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Thanks for the pics, Corey. You have an ability for making things look better, architecturally and aesthetically (especially that pic of the new Casco Bay Ferry terminal a few years back). The usage in this new block is key. It can become the most dynamic one in Portland--the brew hotel and a high-tech work force within, though Covetrus is now implying it won't be buzzing for some time due to many demanding to continue working at home. The NY Times is now fighting with much of its workforce in Manhattan, over this same idea, coming back to the office. The architect James Stewart Polshek was once quoted, “The true importance of architecture lies in its ability to solve human problems, not stylistic ones,” he wrote in 1988. “A building is too permanent and too influential on public life and personal comfort to be created primarily as ‘public art.’” He died last Friday. I wholeheartedly agree with this. Forget about the outside. Imagine a thriving high-tech business here, with the stay at home and "work" types having to come in, then after "work," merely going through a door inside at the upper floors to the highly cool new brew hotel. The bar is inside-outside to a cozy courtyard. Now that's some incentive to go to work, in-person socializing. Or is it, anymore?