Empty bank building, Charleston SC

mid-century bank

For brutalist concrete, I find this little bank quite friendly. And not half bad for a drive-in. Unfortunately it seems to be abandoned. Photo above is by agilitynut, and and an alternate view is here. She writes “This Bank of America was built in 1974 and first occupied by Bankers Trust. In 2009, it was announced that this bank was closing. It is not known what will become of this building.” She has also provided a link to a news story about the building’s fate.

Photo below is by Chimay Bleue on Flickr. He writes:

“One of the rare examples of mid-century modern architecture in downtown Charleston, SC. This is a former bank building which unfortunately now looks boarded up… It is cantilevered on two sides, so it’s shaped like a giant T, with steel struts reminiscent of Craig Ellwood’s design for the Pasadena Art Center.”

Cantilevered concrete & steel bank building

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  2. iinekore Says:

    drive-in banks?

  3. LB Says:

    I know! America! I don’t know if we have any of these in Canada, but I’ve never seen one.

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