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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

For the Uticans...

I was on Broad Street and I was wondering why all the big buildings that used to have windows now have those spaces bricked up. Any ideas?


  • At May 26, 2005 12:55 PM, Blogger Martin said…

    Im not sure which buildings your talking about. I might speculate that its to save money on energy costs. That woud be my reason.

    Its also the fact that if those are really old manufacturing buildings, back in the day they didnt have lightbulbs so they relied on sunlight. So the more windows the more light, now they dont need all those windows and they can save money on energy costs.

  • At May 27, 2005 4:53 AM, Blogger Doctor X said…

    Might be to discourage break-ins too. Bush Terminal, Redhook (Brooklyn) and the area around the Brooklyn Bridge are the same way. Lots and lots of old manufacturing plants, warehouses, etc., lots of bricked-up windows. Hell, Lutheran Hospital used to be an ironworks and the main building is like this too.


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