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Media General Building

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1998, Burrell Saunders. 333 E. Franklin St.

This first phase of an envisioned corporate complex for Media General/Richmond Newspapers Inc. is a decidedly late-1990s twist on the popular Richmond stylistic scheme of melding classicism with modernism. Here, a semi-engaged portico of heroic columns on the second story is sheathed in aluminum. A modernist canopy (probably inspired by the much more refined Library of Virginia) announces the entry.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Media General Building", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI155.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 220-220.

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