Saturday, April 30, 2016

Skyscraper skin with fin: ExxonMobil Building (1963)





Monday, April 25, 2016

The Beaconsfield Condos on Main in 2016


Historic building seen from the South, Jefferson at Main (April 2016 photo) 


Sidewalk view of The Beaconsfield looking South on Main
(April 2016)
The historic and the modern in close proximity:
The Beaconsfield and Skyhouse II on Main 

West side of building with fire escape illuminated by setting sun (4/14/2016) 
Fire escape Detail on west-facing facade 

Exterior fire-escape on West-facing side of The Beaconsfield (historic building, now condos)

The Beaconsfield 1700 Main Street, Houston, Texas, Downtown 77002 


Sunday, April 24, 2016

State National Building in 2016

STATE NATIONAL UPGRADES
412 Main Street - Facade of State National Building with
Preston Light Rail Stop in foreground  
East side (above) and South side (below) of State National Building at 412 Main Street;

State National Building towering over Byrd's Department Store Bldg - View from Prairie Street
State National Building towering over Byrd's Department Store Bldg - View from Prairie Street 
State National Bldg from Prairie Street - SW corner view
El Big Bad in foreground 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Patrick Renner's Trumpet Flower planted at Main Street Square (2016 Art Blocks Initiative)


Trumpet Flower on Main - Patrick Renner (2016)

Trumpet Flower by Patrick Renner (2016) Description of art installation on Main

Inside the trumpet looking up 
The trumpet in its Main Street Square habitat on Bash Day (colors enhanced) 

Red patio seating under the trumpet 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Art Blocks - Main Street Square Art Project


Unusual colors on pavement and walls 
THE ART BLOCKS PROJECT
Patrick Renner's Trumpet Flower 
Trumpet Flower Legend 

Unusual colors in the street scene 
The wet segment of Metro Rail at Main Street Square
with new public art features on the East side of Main 
Corner that monitors passers-by in the name of street art
and displays the live video on big screens 


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Last pics of the soon-to-be-gone Houston Chronicle Headquarters Building in Downtown Houston

Frontal view: Facade of Houston Chronicle Building with reflection
of the JPMorgan Chase Tower on the other side of Texas Street 
LONGTIME HOUSTON CHRONICLE HEADQUARTERS
BUILDING ON TEXAS STREET 
AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF THE DEMO CREW 

Looking West on Texas Avenue: the doomed Houston Chronicle Bldg
with Lone Star Flag on lamp post waiving good-bye 
801 Texas St Houston, TX 77002 - Houston Chronicle Building sin April 2016
Houston Chronicle signage atop its main facade; 
with flagging Chase Tower flags in front 
The time has come for Houston's Top News building to topple 
The demolition site perimeter is already marked with orange barriers 
Signs of the approaching bitter-sweet orange show 
Historical interpretative poster on lamp post in front of  the Chronicle HQ's
 main entrance on Texas Avenue will soon be rendered history too 
Incipient demolition zone on the corner of Travis and Prairie 

View  on borrowed time from sidewalk at Jones Hall - Chase Tower on the right.