In January 2011 the City of Troy demolished its City Hall, a brutalist modern structure (above) designed by Ken Warriner. There’s much on-going debate on the legality of the action and just where will be the future home of city government.
Other than the late City Hall, Troy is not known for modern architecture. Its Victorian downtown was kind of passed over by urban renewal, especially when compared to the hodge podge of neighboring downtown Albany. There’s said to be more Tiffany windows in Troy than in any other city. Portions of “The Age of Innocence” were filmed in Troy.
And yet, the pursuit of modern homes can be fruitful in Troy. In Brunswick, the district to the east, there’s lots to chose from. These shots are from neighborhoods either side of Route 2 near the Poestenkill, about 5 miles east of Troy’s Monument Square.