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  1. Justin says:

    Interesting. I would have guessed that the building would have been much newer than 1961. It certainly is a much better looking modern building than the Dorchester down the street IMO.

  2. Thomas Maher says:

    What is the purpose of the square plates projecting from all four corners of the roof? Quite a view from the penthouse (?) on top!

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Good eye, Tom. There are the remnants of what look to be neon light bulbs. I don’t remember these lights ever working, but I wonder if anyone reading this does.

    2. Frank Barringer says:

      The plates are part of a track that runs around 3 sides of the building for the cables which support the platforms for exterior maintenance like window washing .

      1. cnaffziger says:

        Interesting! I’ve always wondered what those were. Thanks for explaining.

  3. Gwyn says:

    801 Skinker was designed by my father, Herbert Wahlmann, of Architectural Design Associates, a partnership with architect Richard Hafner. They also designed the original Northwest Plaza shopping center.

    Hope you can correct.

    Thank you,

    Gwyn Wahlmann

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Thank you for letting me know! I got my information off the National Register Nomination. That concerns me there is an error in the Nomination. I would love to talk to you about your father’s work, by the way.

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