Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Photos: Indianapolis Cultural Trail North Corridor Update

These photos show construction of the North Corridor of the Cultural Trail, specifically Walnut St. between Senate Ave. and Meridian St. Photos taken Saturday June 20th.

Looking East from Senate and Walnut (the Central Canal is one block to the West).
The Cultural Trail will occupy the entire street bed between the Canal and
Capitol, though vehicles will NOT be restricted from driving in this section.

Looking South on Senate, showing the future curb bump-out.

Looking Southwest from Capitol and Walnut.

Looking West from Capitol and Walnut (Zesco at left).

Looking East from Capitol and Walnut. Between Capitol and Meridian, the Cultural Trail will be on a raised median at the center of Walnut. Vehicle traffic will be divided to either side of the trail.

Looking East from Illinois and Walnut.

Same location as the previous photo, capturing the glory of the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Looking South on Capitol, showing the curb bump-out.

Looking North from Meridian and Walnut. This will be the entrance
for westbound vehicles on this section of Walnut.

Looking West from Meridian and St. Clair.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Photo: The Many Architectural Styles of Methodist Hospital

Like many older hospitals, Methodist Hospital has been added onto again and again and again over the years with very little regard to making the overall structure cohesive in any way. This particular shot is looking due south from Employee Parking Garage 3. How many architectural styles do you see?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Photo: Indianapolis Skyline from the Northwest

Walking down Indiana Ave. the other day, I was drawn to this view of the skyline with the new One Indiana Square facade in there (the blue one second from left). I find the new facade to be rather boring and monotonous from a distance but considerably more interesting up close. It definitely adds an element of coolness to the skyline in a shot like this that displays some depth. It's a nice pair to the AT&T 220 Building (the blue one at center) -- eventually a trio with the JW Marriott hotel under construction.

As always, click on the photo to see a higher resolution version.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Cafe Zuppa Opens Tomorrow

Cafe Zuppa, the new restaurant occupying the former Gabriel's location in the Chamber of Commerce Building (320 N. Meridian), officially opens tomorrow for breakfast and lunch. Stop by and welcome them to downtown!