Three Centuries of Architecture In Two…

Being a Chicago native, with architects and engineers in the family, cityscapes have always fascinated me. This morning, shortly before noon, as I was walking west on Congress from 6th Avenue, I was struck by the contrast between the three buildings in the frame. The one in the foreground was just completed last year. The building in the middle, originally the Consolidated Bank building, was Tucson’s first skyscraper and at 11 floors, was the tallest building in town when it opened in 1929. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places and houses the Chase Bank today.

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