This was our second Scavenger hunt to the down-town Brooklyn area, and like the first one, history was a topic, but architecture was more of the focus this time around. We analyzed that some historical buildings are sometimes preserved but has changes with its use and purpose. These buildings are typically modified slightly. One example was the Offerman building on Duffield St., a structure that mimics the Roman style of architecture that consist of the following characteristics; double hung windows on both ground and upper floors, arches, vaults, concrete and, Corinthian columns. The building has been converted to both commercial (retail), and residential use. The ground level is used as the commercial space whiles the top has been converted to luxurious apartment complex. As we proceeded to MetroTech, our attention was drawn to this massive building that turned out to be the JP Morgan building. This building appeared to have some art deco characteristics, like its vertical emphasis and its use of masonry. The building is strictly office spaces with one exceptional small business on the ground level that interestingly turns out to be a barbershop. We also analyzed more historical buildings that were neighbored with new buildings influenced by post modern architecture.
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