Photo Challenge #329

There’s always a back story.

Last week’s Photo Challenge showed trees reflected in the windows of a building.

It was not, as some readers thought, Staples High School, or “the ugly building” on Gorham Island.

It was, in fact, the side of the Wells Fargo Wealth Management building across from Compo Shopping Center, overlooking Trader Joe’s. (Click here to see.)

John Greenspan, Andrew Colabella, Rob Hauck, Jonathan McClure, Martha Witte, Clark Thiemann and Bruce Salvo were all on the money.

So was Michael Calise, who provided this historical perspective:

The original building design approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission included architecturally interesting forms which broke up the exterior façade, and contained the window openings currently in place.

In a show of hubris, the developers omitted the architectural forms and put in the windows on a flat ugly building wall.

Unfortunately, the P & Z was never able to resolve the transgression. Accordingly ordinary folks are and will continue to be burdened with the current lifeless and unattractive façade, until demolition time arrives.

Today’s Photo Challenge comes from Mark Mathias. He parenthetically wonders: doesn’t “etc.” need more than one “data point”?

(Photo/Mark Mathias)

If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

9 responses to “Photo Challenge #329

  1. CVS rear parking lot. Dan, I sent you this same photo years ago! Don’t worry, all is forgiven.

  2. John McCarthy

    Back of CVS Peking kot

  3. Robert Mitchell

    Town Hall

  4. Andrew colabella

    CVS rear parking lot to Whitney st

  5. Michael Calise

    Parking off East Main

  6. Annette Norton

    On Main Street. As a mother and shop keeper, it is super concerning.

  7. Correct: The rear of the CVS/Compo Shopping Center parking lot, near East Main and Whitney Streets. I wonder what the “etc.” includes…