Sure, there are visible signs of weathering.

Here’s what else you can see. It’s structurally sound with a bit of a patina. In short, still standing.

One can argue that it looks as good as it ever did.

Fresh and new, to me, means untested. I’ll take something or someone that’s proven as my first choice every time.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.