The yellow wrap on the building that will soon be The Lofts at 54 Phila is mostly gone, signs are in the windows advertising commercial retail leasing, and the building is now mostly covered with brick, giving an observer a pretty good idea what the building will look like when completed. The building won't be beautiful, but in my opinion it will be a nice looking building mostly because the bricks and the design blend in nicely with other downtown buildings within sight of this one at Phila and Henry Streets. Hey it could have looked like the original proposal for the expanded City Center, and just in case you forgot what an esthetic catastrophe that would have been, take a look.
Sure it's not the Adelphi, but what new building is? In my opinion 54 Phila is a nice looking building that any other upstate city would be grateful for in its downtown area. Anyway, I took some pictures last week of The Lofts at 54 Phila to update you as to how it's coming along.
Above: the Lofts at 54 Phila as seen from Spring Street. Note the new addition on the Bread Basket Bakery in the foreground. That is a walk-in freezer below that new patio. Below: The rear of the building as seen from Spring and Henry Streets.
Above: The front and side of the building, as seen from Phila and Henry Streets. Below: As seen from the outdoor upper patio of The Irish Times.