A redesigned street-level facade for the planned Fulton Bank expansion won approval and praise from members of Lancaster city’s Historical Commission this week.
But the eight-story office building project was not greeted as warmly by a dozen members of the public.
“Is there any way to make it look less like an eight-track player?” Marty Hulse, owner of Building Character, asked project architect Rick Beck.
Beck, of the Philadelphia firm Francis Cauffman, explained the contemporary office building draws from the mid-century modern style popular about 60 years ago. Large windows capping the building on the top two floors are a currently popular style of architecture, he said.