BEACH: New Haven’s loneliest building needs visionary (and lots of money?)

Sep 6th, 2010 | By | Category: General

The Pirelli building in front of the New Haven Ikea just south of the I-91/I-95 interchange (ct environmental headlines)

Anstress Farwell, president of the New Haven Urban Design League, said of the old, architecturally iconic Pirelli building that serves as a gateway for those entering New Haven from the south on I-95, “We didn’t save it for it to become an ugly billboard. If you took down the billboards, it would be a lot more handsome and distinctive. It’d be nice to see it rather than raggy advertisements.”

Gail Franco, store manager for Ikea New Haven, said anybody who theorizes “demolition by neglect” is “projecting or making an assumption. When we moved in, we agreed with the city that it wouldn’t be taken down.”

via BEACH: New Haven’s loneliest building needs visionary – The New Haven Register.

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