Friday, July 31, 2009

Southwestern Bell Building, 1010 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO, 1926

I might be obsessed with this building. I work a few blocks south, and so I see it every morning when I walk into my office, every evening when I walk to my car, and many times in between. The time of day, season, and weather all affect the appearance of the building, and that's one of the reasons I look at it so much: It almost always looks different, and its 1926 lines always supply my eyes with a much-needed heaping helping of gorgeous.

I like how the newer building across the street echoes the stepped effect of the original. Those steps, by the way, mean that there are 17 individual roofs up there.

These photos were all taken this morning; despite it being the end of July, a shocking lack of humidity made the air delightfully clear.