That original office building has since grown. And grown. And now it has grown again!
I was able to scrounge together enough windows to expand the building up to more majestic 3 floor "skyscraper" height. It still wasn't the highest building in town-- that was the Condo Building at that time -- but it's proportions were better.
When we moved to our new house in 2012, we expanded the Office Tower again. The Boardroom remained on the top floor, but a new floor was added below it. That gave the tower new height and with addition of the spire on the room, it reached nearly even with the five-story Condo Building.
After a trip to Chicago, we came back and decided that the ground floor entrance and lobby area of the Office Tower needed to be more expansive and majestic. So we gathered up everything we had that was grey and started brainstorming. The result is a large arched lower level that flairs out to give some heft to the ground floor of the building. We also added yet ANOTHER level to the tower and built an even larger spire on it. Don't see it in the pictures? That's because it's only in the video...
The new Office Tower is the unrivaled king of the Bricksburgh skyline and now has the floor space to get some legitimate "officing" done! We've cleaned things up and there is a tour of the newly improved building in the video clips at the top and bottom of this post.
The Office Tower's new height led to some other changes in that part of the city-- namely the new courtyard entrance for the Hospital. That whole complex has been seriously upgraded and we'll show it to you soon, along with some other big changes we've been making to the Condo Building and Boardwalk area.
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