Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Municipal Building, St. Charles

The white tower depicted above and in the two previous photos belongs to the Municipal Building in St. Charles, Illinois.

At its opening on September 1, 1940, the Municipal Building was a state-of-the-art structure. In a practical sense, the building, which was designed by Chicago-area architects R. Harold Zook and D. Coder Taylor, housed administrative offices and the city council chambers. Aesthetically, the structure featured the best of Art Moderne styling and incorporated the then-new technology of fluorescent tube lighting throughout.

The most striking portion of the building is its eighty-four foot tall octagon tower. Featuring stained glass windows, pierced grillwork, and a diamond-shaped translucent top (which changes colors at night through rotating lighting) make the tower a familiar St. Charles landmark.

Ouch, that's funny!
Here's a hilarious photo blog that takes a few jabs at overly pretentious photo blogs (for me, it brings on a twinge of guilt and laughter simultaneously).

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

4 comments:

Feroz said...

hey i seen ya blog its awesome i like your blog n if u like to i want to do link exchange with u this is my link http://somethingbeautifull.blogspot.com/

regard feroz

I was White Trash when White Trash wasn't Cool said...

Say what you said?

My photo blog is SERIOUS business and now you making fun of it. We gon' have to take this one up with Montel.

Or Empress Baggie.

;)

James said...

There's probably a good chance that I can outrun Montel, but please don't send the Empress after me!

Love the blog, by the way.

DaveM said...

Nice wall in front on the tower.