Sustainable York, Pa.: 6 city views of inside space, at street level and from high above

Pennsylvania State Representative Kevin Schreiber speaks to a group at LSC Design before beginning a green walking tour in downtown York Friday, June 5, 2015. The tour was sponsored by USGBC Central Pennsylvania and hosted by State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York.  Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News

A recent redevelopment tour of York, Pa., centered around sustainable construction throughout the city’s downtown. State Rep. Kevin Schreiber led the U.S. Green Building Council’s Central Pennsylvania chapter tour. Here, the tour begins in LSC Design’s 320 North George Street building. This structure, known for years as the Thomas Somerville building, was built in 1920 and served as a warehouse for the P.A. & S. Small Company. Also of interest: And here’s another tour from the past: ArtSpace.

The fact is that renewal in York City is not always obvious.

Sometimes, the buildings are formidable on the outside but the inside space is alluring.

And sometimes you have to go above and look across the city to understand all that’s going on below.

So here are 5 more views from the recent green tour … .

 


Touring indoors

Pennsylvania State Representative Kevin Schreiber leads introductions at Martin Library during a green walking tour in downtown York Friday, June 5, 2015. The tour was sponsored by USGBC Central Pennsylvania and hosted by State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York.  Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News

The group visits Martin Library’s tall atrium.

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People tour the live performing/recording studio at Think Loud Development's building on York Street during a green walking tour in downtown York Friday, June 5, 2015. The tour was sponsored by USGBC Central Pennsylvania and hosted by State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York.  Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News

About 40 people walked the tour’s 1.5 miles. Here, the tour stops in Think Loud Development’s York Street building (remember Bi-Comp?) and views the rock band Live’s performing/recording studio.

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At street level … .

Wagman Construction, a stop on the Green Walking Tour in downtown York Friday, June 5, 2015. The tour was sponsored by USGBC Central Pennsylvania and hosted by State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York.  Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News
Wagman Construction’s headquarters, also known as Codo 241 on North George Street, was also a stop on the tour.
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And from above … .

A view of Santander Stadium from Think Loud Development's rooftop patio during a green walking tour in downtown York Friday, June 5, 2015. The tour was sponsored by USGBC Central Pennsylvania and hosted by State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York.  Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News
Think Loud Development’s York Street rooftop patio provides a view of Santander Stadium, home of the Atlantic League’s York Revolution. That the smokestack of the former Pensupreme dairy in the background, north of the Codorus Creek. And the armory is across George Street from the old dairy, top center.

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A view of the dome and downtown York from Think Loud Development's rooftop patio during a green walking tour in downtown York Friday, June 5, 2015. The tour was sponsored by USGBC Central Pennsylvania and hosted by State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York.  Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News

Another view from the York Street roof captures the city’s steeples, domes and towering buildings. That’s the First Moravian Church’s steeple, foreground, and Christ Lutheran’s, right center.

Also of interest:

Check out this photo gallery of the tour from the camera of the York Daily Record’s Kate Penn:

 

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

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