Contrasts in Architecture Are Rare in Fullerton

Last month I was walking Independence Mall in Philadelphia and admiring the history and reflecting on what it would have been like in 1776.  As I crossed Market Street to go look at the Liberty Bell I looked left and right scanning the streets.  Then something caught my eye.  The antique cityscape had something shiny and new nestled in between two pieces of historic-looking buildings.

The structure has jutting polished metal forming right angles and contrasts sharply against the backdrop of American history.  The building’s unusual placement on the historic Mall speaks volumes of its purpose, though no billboards announce what that may be.

As I circle the Mall admiring the formation of our Country, my mind and camera wander back to the building, now more striking than when I saw it just moments ago. Seeing the building on the Mall and recognizing the unusual beauty of its presence in that location has caused me to question the direction the City of Fullerton has traveled for decades.

A recent FFFF post brought to light the Redevelopment Design Review Committee’s selections of less than inspiring architecture.

I used to have the strong opinion that modern designs just would not work in our downtown.  After long debates and discussions with friends and my visit to Philadelphia I am confident that it can work well.

Entrepreneurs looking to raise the bar and make their place in Fullerton should look to innovative designs which will stand in contrast to our old and confused architecture.  More importantly, when every other building is a bar or tattoo parlor, business owners need to look at ways of setting their establishment apart from the rest of the herd.

10 Replies to “Contrasts in Architecture Are Rare in Fullerton”

  1. Right on the money Greg. An eclectic blend of good buildings is almost always better than a forced uniformity of bland imitation old ones.

  2. It is my belief that faux architecture most often pleases those who are generally disillusioned.

    Good educational post Greg. Thank you.

  3. Hey I just saw a Bushala was arrested and charged in North Court for Hit and Run, that must be an interesting story? Was it a set-up by the man?

    Case Number: 11NM09313
    Originating Court: North

    Defendant: Bushala, George Kahlil

    0 02/28/2011 20002(a) VC M Hit and run with property damage 06/01/2011
    0 02/28/2011 10852 VC M Unlawful tampering with vehicle 06/01/2011
    0 02/28/2011 22107 VC I Unsafe turn or lane change 06/01/2011

  4. Admin Sez:

    1. It’s total bullshit, there was no arrest, and the bullshit charges will obviously be dropped.

    Hey dumb dumb, The DA filed the case, you know the guy you talk shit on all the time. That means the case was not dropped.

    2. This sort of thing only happens if your last name is Bushala, you’re in Fullerton.

    NO.. last I checked a lot of criminals are charged with crime in Fullerton… or did you think , I have lots of money, I run a blog and for that reason, I am hero and deserve?

    1. Are you having an argument with yourself? Who are you talking to and what does this have to do with anything?

      Try to keep your place on the page please. Tony Bushala rund this blog doesn’t he? What in the world do the rest of us give a shit about George Kalil Bushala’s traffic tickets?

      Please stick to calling Tony names. It’s still unrelated to the post but at least we can follow what you are trying to do.

  5. This would not have passed muster in Fullerton under the watchful eye of the abominable Fullerton Heritage. For the Daltons, it’s fake-old or nothing at all.

  6. Hey Greg let me help you out. Every time you write something for this site, you get maybe if you’re lucky a dozen comments. I’ll post one here to reach your goal. Did you think of this topic all by yourself? Don’t quit your day job.

    Hollis, who fucking died and left you boss?

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