Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Woodward & Lothrop building gets a paint job

While we have long noticed the cast-iton panels that make the Woodward & Lothrop building unique, we haven't noticed the level of detail in them.

Douglas Development realized that the detail wasn't easy to see, so they have recently painted the panels to accentuate the detail.  Instead of simply painting the panels one color, they have painted the scenes depicted in them, reports the Huffington Post.

The building, first a department store, was built in 1887, but the detailed iron panels did not go up until 1902. 

"At one time, it was all painted one color, and then it just didn't do the fabulous detail justice," Norman Jemal, of Douglas Development, which owns the building, told the Huffington Post.

The difference is extraordinary.  See pictures of the new paint job here.

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