Copy
Daily Nutmeg is for people who love New Haven.
Email not displaying correctly? Try the web version.
Today’s edition is sponsored by Cold Spring School and Project Storefronts.
18 Food. Arts. People. Events.
Sep
Pirelli Tire Building.
Concrete Mix
A photo essay.
We’ve covered the Pirelli Tire Building before, highlighting its world-class architectural pedigree and narrow brush with total demolition.
Explore Cold Spring School, small by design because we believe in the power of small institutions to accomplish large goals. Take a tour →
But we haven’t said anything very specific about its appearance, like the intricacies of its molded concrete, or the shapes of the shadows that tend to pattern across its skin, or the unexpected texture of the metal grates venting out the sides. We haven’t noted the way its dominant grey-beige color lights up under the sun, turning the western facade a yellowish tan in the afternoon, then gold for the day’s final hour, then luminous orange and rose. We haven’t mentioned that, at twilight, its sunken windows take on hues like a sky about to storm, or that, for just one or two minutes right after the sun slips past the horizon, the stilts supporting its upper levels blush a bafflingly deep red.

That’s what pictures are for.
Bike-Propelled Mobile Retail. Support local designers, artists and makers. Visit the CityLove shop today at the New Haven Grand Prix and other events this fall →
Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

Like this article on Facebook: Like http://dailynutmeg.com/2015/09/18/pirelli-tire-building-concrete-mix/ on Facebook
Pirelli Tire Building
designed by Marcel Breuer
Location: 450 Sargent Dr, New Haven (map)
Background: Daily Nutmeg | DoCoMoMo
Cold Spring School
Small by design, because we believe in the power of small institutions to accomplish large goals.
Take a tour →
International Bites
Whether there’s a pot of gold at the end of Rubamba’s rainbow, there’s plenty to go around on this end.
Read more →
CityLove Mobile Retail
Support local designers, artists and makers. Visit the CityLove shop at events around New Haven this fall.
Learn more →
How’s it going?
Tell us what you think so far. Have a great story idea, or an event you think we should know about?
Drop us a line.

Stay in the loop.

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest