Saturday, July 3, 2010

How do you like the looks of the Bit-o-Honey Building?

When I first saw the golden sections on this high rise, I immediately thought of a candy from my childhood, Bit-O-Honey. Those of you familiar with the candy can see why, I'm sure. Actually the building is The Casey, a condo tower. Online I found that there are 61 living spaces in the 16-story building, averaging 2100 square feet and starting at $600,000. Outta my league, mine and Mama's.

Here's what I found at Wikipedia: Bit-O-Honey first appeared in 1924 and was made by the Schutter-Johnson Company of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Bit-O-Honey was a new kind of candy bar consisting of six pieces of candy wrapped in wax paper and then packaged in a wrapper. The candy consists of almond bits embedded in a honey-flavored taffy which makes for a long-chewing candy. It is possible to purchase the larger, candy bar version, or a bag of smaller, bite-size versions. Between the mid- and late-1970s, a chocolate-flavored version called Bit-O-Chocolate was made, but this product was later dropped. Bit-O-Honey was acquired by the Nestlé Company in 1984, which continues production. Bit-O-Honey is similar in style and packaging (single pieces) to Mary Jane made by Necco.

Here's a bit more about The Casey, found on the World Wide Web:

N.W. 12th and Everett
The Casey is distinctive because it occupies one quarter block, elegantly scaled in comparison to other Pearl projects which occupy half and full blocks. It offers 61 well-appointed residential units, ground floor retail, concierge service and underground parking.

The Casey is a “green building” -- meeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements -- and has the 52 LEED points required for a Platinum rating, the highest certification possible. It features an eco-roof, photovoltaic panels for powering common-area spaces, operable windows, and window glazing that keeps out unwanted heat.

Developer : Gerding Edlen

Architect : GBD Architects

Builder: Hoffman Construction

1 comment:

Clytie said...

Ack, it really does put me in mind of bit-o-honey - which I remember well from my childhood when I could actually eat the sugary stuff!