There aren't many buildings in Olympia, Washington that are as divisive as the Capitol Center Building.
Completed in 1966 by Bennet & Olson, the Capitol Center Building stands nine stories tall on the isthmus of Capitol Lake and Budd Inlet. Since 2006, however, the building has stood vacant. Critics in favor of its demolition refer to the building as the "mistake by the lake" while others want to see it revitalized and reused, or just used.
Working in tandem with a local business owner, I've been developing content for an architecture website showcasing Olympia, offering an attempt to preserve mid-century modernism architecture in a rapidly growing city.