Monday, May 25, 2009

Frenchtown Renaissance Center

 
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The Renaissance Center is located in an area close to downtown known as Frenchtown. This area is being revitalized and this center is a major project in that revitalization. You can read more information about it here. I pass this center every day on my way to and from work. I really like the clock tower.

13 comments:

PAK said...

It seems to be a good idea -- a revitalized building looks almost always better than a new one.

B Squared said...

Looks great. I'm surprised that the funding hasn't dried up given the economy.

Cezar and Léia said...

Yes! I liked a lot this clock tower as well! This beautiful place looks a huge mall or a good place for business events or fairs!
Beautiful picture!
Have a nice week!
Léia

Hilda said...

And I like how they painted sections in different colors and changed the roof lines.

Reminds me of my fave Eastwood City Walk, the shopping center that didn't quite make it as one.

Pam said...

This is a beautiful building. Its nice to see a town area revitalized and used to serve the people. Great photo, Lois

Enjoy your Memorial Day holiday...

Beth Niquette said...

It is the oddest thing, but the new "green" highrise they're building in our small town reminds me a LOT of this building. Almost identical, though probably a lot smaller in square footage.

Beautiful picture!

Lisa Wilson said...

It looks so nice! I really like the clock tower, too.

Jacob said...

I'd say "renaissance" is a good word for what "they" are trying to do here...anytime downtown areas are renovated is a move in the right direction, I think.

I have also noticed that a number of these projects in different areas of Florida include a clock tower. Maybe there's a law. ;-)

Do you happen to know why the area is called "Frenchtown"?

~Cheryl said...

I think they are doing a great job of revitalizing! I hope you have a great weekend!

Lois said...

Jacob, I was able to find this information about why the area is called Frenchtown: In 1824 General Marquis de Lafayette was awarded a land grant in northeast Tallahassee by the United States Congress. Although the Marquis never visited his property in Florida, he sent people to grow limes and olives and to produce silk from moths. However, the colony failed, and most of the residents went to New Orleans or back to France. Those who remained lived in an area of Tallahassee that still is called Frenchtown. Interesting huh? I actually learned something today!

That is the chicken said...

I like the clocktower but I really like the regimented lines of the windows with the subtly different shades of bricks.

Tash said...

I like any clock tower and this one is very special because the clock is so big.
excellent angle on the building. You have so many jewels of photos.

Small City Scenes said...

It is a wonderful looking building. I am glad the area is being renewed. MB