Up and Down in Downtown Hartford

Here are a couple quick shots of current projects in Downtown Hartford. Steel is rising from the ground at the Hartford Public Safety Complex on High Street. The plan has obviously changed since these pictures from June of 2009, but there is now visible progress in the building phase of the project. A couple blocks away at 1161 Main Street, it appears as though asbestos remediation may be complete at the “Butt Ugly Building.” We

Bye-Bye Butt Ugly Building

Finally! The lovingly-termed “Butt Ugly Building” at the corner of Trumbull and Main Street in Hartford may be seeing its last days. The Courant reported this morning that the owner has filed paperwork to have the building demolished. You probably have seen this eyesore if you’ve ventured anywhere near Downtown Hartford in the past several years. Here are the front and back profiles… Personally, I would like to see the building imploded, not demolished. We