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Commonwealth Keystone Building

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2001, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. 400 North St.

The state's ever-expanding bureaucracy is housed in style in this Postmodern classical building with its unfortunate recollections of Albert Speer's architecture of the 1930s. The industrial-looking overlay of steel from the entrance canopy to the interior decor, once one of Pennsylvania's greatest products, now hearkens back to the wealth of the industrial culture.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Commonwealth Keystone Building", [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 349-349.

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