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TRIANGULAR BANK - Philadelphia
10-DEC-2009

TRIANGULAR BANK - Philadelphia

BEST VIEWED IN ORIGINAL SIZE!

Located at Chestnut St. between 4th and 5th, Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Second Bank was founded after the War of 1812 when it was realized that without a national bank (the charter on the first bank was allowed to lapse) it would be impossible to fund another war such as the one just fought. Founded in 1816, the building was finished in 1818. William Strickland, one of the first great American architects designed the building, and Nicholas Biddle was the first president of the bank. After a long battle, Andrew Jackson disbanded the bank in the 1832 during his crusade against the national banking system.

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maggie_falconi07-Jan-2010 13:00
Amazing point of view Steph!!!!! Nice processing. Thanks for showing the whole building and for the info.
Carl and Racine Erland14-Dec-2009 20:15
Wonderful shot and beautiful processing. Thanks for the narrative too. - V
Azlin Ahmad12-Dec-2009 13:32
Thanks for the information!
Doug Cruden12-Dec-2009 08:58
LOL@Phil!!! Great architectural triangular shot!
Cindi Smith12-Dec-2009 01:24
So far so good! I love the composition and your treatment. Looks like a postcard!!!;)
Norman Richard12-Dec-2009 01:17
Looks like a greek bank to me.
Kathryn11-Dec-2009 23:27
Fabulous.
Phillip Normanton11-Dec-2009 22:09
Crikey, you count your banks over there?! I suppose it's better than our lot who can only count their bonuses :o/
Lots of triangles here :o)
Barbara Heide11-Dec-2009 22:08
very nice shot! thanks for the story!
wernere0111-Dec-2009 21:46
Great building with a rich history. Looks more like a museum. Perhaps a bank for old coins?
laine11-Dec-2009 21:44
A superb looking structure & I like your treatment !!
Walter O. Koenig11-Dec-2009 21:42
Great choice and awesome processing on this.
borisalex11-Dec-2009 21:33
Intriguing image!
Sofia Solomennikova11-Dec-2009 20:43
A great pic with very cute postprocessing, V
Ed McConnell11-Dec-2009 20:40
great find and shot..thanks for the story also.
Chris(tine)11-Dec-2009 20:09
All sorts of shapes and a potted history!
carabias11-Dec-2009 19:10
Beautiful composition. Excellent treatment. -V-
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