134 A view of contrasts. These buildings were built probably many decades apart. At first glance, they look like just a plain brick building and a plain glass and concrete (or similar looking substance) building. Yet each building has ornamentation not immediately noticed. The modern building looks like a plain obelisk, yet the architect added his flourish by cutting away the right corner a few stories from the top and installing a diamond-shaped group of windows in a recess that runs down the remainder of the building. The brick building’s architect specified two rows of different, redder bricks for the window arches, topped by a course of bricks that are set so their ends show and extend outward beyond the plain brick facade. The top four courses are stepped outward and are of redder bricks, and the fourth course down from the stepped courses is also redder. Both of these redder touches match the color of the window arches. To me, these details turn plain old and new buildings into interesting old and new buildings.
RCS55134BrickWallWells FargoBuildingbldgRob ScharpfTampa20131109