A QUIET MOMENT AT CROSLAND TOWER, GA TECH
Crosland Tower, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Architect: BNIM, Kansas City in Collaboration with Praxis3
As it happens, I love photographing interiors and exteriors of Adaptive Reuse Projects because of the incredible imagination—not to mention structural expertise—needed to make something new and highly functional out of something that is old and that no longer serves a purpose. So photographing Crosland Tower was the perfect project for me.
Once upon a time Crosland Tower was used only for book storage and as such, this 8 story behemoth had virtually no windows and ceiling heights so low that they were best suited for a child. BNIM and Praxis3 were given the daunting task of bringing life and light into this Adaptive Use Project.
As it turns out, the solution that BNIM and Praxis3 came up with was to punch openings throughout this solid brick structure to make way for lots of glass. And they broke through floors to create high ceilings and soaring atrium spaces; to bring in light, life and views of downtown Atlanta and the Georgia Tech campus.
This photograph captures a bit of the spirit of this place, where students are drawn to this beautifully renovated space for study and for the occasional daydream while drinking in the spectacular views.
To see more photographs of this project, please follow this link.