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Today, the building stands as a symbol of pride for the city and an undeniably characteristic part of San Francisco. Originally built for the Transamerica Corporation, the building was bought out in 1999 by Aegon, a Dutch insurance company, and currently serves as office space for financial and insurance services

Columbus Tower, also known as the Sentinel Building, is a mixed-use building in San Francisco, California, completed in 1907. The distinctive copper-green Flatiron style structure is bounded by Columbus Avenue, Kearny Street and Jackson Street, straddling the North Beach, Chinatown, and Financial districts of the city. Much of the building is occupied by film studio American Zoetrope, and the ground floor houses a cafe named after the company. The Sentinel Building is San Francisco Designated Landmark No. 33

Located on the southwest corner of Capitol Ave. and 4th St. is the Classical Revival style Central Illinois Light Company Building. Completed in 1924, the building was originally constructed for Illinois Power, formerly Springfield Gas & Electric Co. Central Illinois Light Co., or CILCO, was organized in 1933 and remained in the building until its current owner, Illinois National Bank, purchased the building for its headquarters in 1999. In its original configuration, the utility company occupied the first floor, while apartments were on the second and third floors.

 

The Central Illinois Light Company Building is a contributing building within the 2015 Extension of the Central Springfield Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The District was first added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

A view of the north side of the 200 block of E. State St. in the East Rockford Historic District. Two previous posts in this series have focused on the old YMCA Building seen at the east end of the block.

 

The East Rockford Historic District includes some of Rockford's earliest buildings and a significant number of architectural styles that were popular in Illinois from 1852 to the present. The district still retains a high level of integrity and is currently experiencing a significant amount of renovation and restoration of its buildings. The boundaries of the district were expanded in 2015.

 

Of the four buildings in this block, only the former Rockford Printing Co. building (second from left) is a non-contributing property to the historic district.

 

From left to right, the buildings are:

 

212 E. State St. - Built in 1895, this two-story Queen Anne style features an oriel bay window flanked by long, narrow, double hung windows that have a transom above each vertical opening. The storefront is turn of the century style that is wood framed. Also note the Milwaukee Cream City brick masonry on the second floor.

 

214-216 E. State St. - The Rockford Printing Co. building, later the Rockford Furniture Building, was constructed in 1916. A reinforced concrete building originally in the Art Deco-style, the exterior has undergone significant modifications while the interior has changed very little. The front façade consisted of a white glazed brick that fell off the building and was destroyed in 2010. The building originally had steel windows on the second floor and prism glass transoms on the first floor. The building was contributing in the original 1980 district, but was dropped during the 2015 district expansion.

 

218 E. State St. - This mixed use building was built in 1906. The first floor storefront was reconstructed in 2010 which matched up the original wood detailing of the storefront. The second floor elevation consists of brick masonry with Indiana Limestone surrounding the windows.

 

220 E. State St. - Now known as the East Side Centre, this building was completed in 1889 for the YMCA. Since then it has been an office building, hotel, and is now once again an office building. The style is RIchardsonian Romanesque. Go back a few posts for a closer look and more detailed description of the East Side Centre.

 

Located in northern Illinois, Rockford is the seat of Winnebago County and is the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Rockford had an estimated population of 145,609 as of 2019, with the Rockford Metropolitan Area population standing at 344,623.

Christians Brygge (lit. "Christian's Quay") is a waterfront and street in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It runs from the mouth of Slotsholmen Cabal in the north to Langebro Bridge in the south where it turns into Kalvebod Brygge. Its northern end, which is located on the small isle of Slotsholmen, is connected to Niels Juels Gade and then Holmens Kanal by Christian IV's Bridge. Christians Brygge The road section is part of Ring 2. The name refers to Christian IV, king of Denmark during the first half of the 17th century, who constructed several buildings at the site, including the Arsenal (now home to the Royal Danish Arsenal Museum) and Christian IV's Brewhouse as well as nearby Børsen. Other landmarks along the quay include the Royal Danish Library and the mixed-use building BLOX, home to the Danish Architecture Centre.

Sumatrakontor is a mixed-use building designed by Erick van Egeraat as part of the Überseequartier and the larger plan of the HafenCity waterfront redevelopment in Hamburg, Germany. The building was completed in 2011.

The Time Warner Center is a mixed-use building complex on Columbus Circle,Manhattan, New York City.It was developed by The Related Companies and AREA Property Partners,and designed by David Childs and Mustafa Kemal Abadan of Skidmore,Owings &Merrill.

Columbus Tower, also known as the Sentinel Building is a mixed-used building in San Francisco, California, completed in 1907. The distinctive copper-green Flatiron style structure is bounded by Columbus Avenue, Kearny Street and Jackson Street, straddling the North Beach, Chinatown, and Financial districts of the city. It is San Francisco Designated Landmark No. 33.

Despite the 1907 finish, building work had begun before the San Francisco earthquake the previous year, but extensive damage to the building site, and the rest of the city, slowed down the construction considerably. For a relatively small building such as Columbus tower, with the extensive workforce available in San Francisco at that time, taking more than a year to complete the building was slightly longer than would have been expected.

The top floor initially housed the headquarters of the notorious Abe Ruef, a local political figure at the time. Also featuring early in the building's history is the restaurant 'Caesar's', which is the restaurant widely credited with the creation of the popular Caesar Salad. dubious – discuss Despite its flourishing business, the restaurant was closed down during prohibition under the Eighteenth Amendment. The Kingston Trio owned the building and used it as their corporate headquarters during the 1960s. They built a recording studio in the basement which they used themselves and for many other artists including the We Five.

By the early 1970s the building was falling gradually into a state of mild disrepair. The film director Francis Ford Coppola chose then to purchase the building, and renovate it into the building that can be seen today. Coppola then set up his own business in the building, and remains there to this day.

Currently occupying much of the tower is Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope studio.

Other tenants include independent public media producers for NPR and PBS, as well as independent sound designers for Pixar and Skywalker Sound, among others.

On the ground floor is the Cafe Zoetrope (previously Cafe Niebaum-Coppola), which has occupied part of the building since 1999. The cafe is a bistro and wine shop satellite of the Inglenook Estate Winery in the Napa Valley.

 

The Colonnade in the Yorkville neighbourhood was one of Toronto's first modern mixed-use building upon completion in 1964, combining retail and office space with a residential tower. Designed by architect Gerald Robinson (with Tampold & Wells) in the brutalist style, Patricia McHugh described the tower’s defining aesthetic feature as its "small concrete waffle grid".

(-Toronto Architecture, McClelland & Stewart, 1985).

Garden on the outside: One Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale, NSW

 

It's the outside gardens that make this so striking.

 

Award-winning mixed-use building. Features include: vertical hanging gardens (featured!), cantilevered heliostat (can be just seen, RHS), low carbon tri-generation power plant & an internal water recycling plant. Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Central_Park

 

[Garden on the outside_One Central Park 28 Broadway Chippendale_MS_IMG_4880]

Excerpt from ataarchitectsinc.ca:

 

The Hamilton Radial Electric Railway was founded in 1893 when a group of investors purchased an established railway line along Hamilton Beach, and then extended it by building an additional line to connect to downtown Hamilton. By the time Hamilton Radial Electric Railway closed its doors, the rail system reached Brantford, Dundas, Grimsby and Oakville. In 1901, plans were made for the Hamilton Radial Electric Railway would to be extended out to Oakville, the easterly terminal station, where it would meet the Toronto and York lines, to be built west from Port Credit. The Oakville station itself was built in 1906 and single car units operated along the line between Oakville and the major terminal in Hamilton at hourly intervals. This line was an important means of public transit for the communities along that line, and the railway operated until 1929. Oakville Station is the last remaining station of the Hamilton Radial Electric Railway.

 

The site of the station was for sale for an extended period of time, the main issues being the relatively small size of the building and the need to retain the heritage character of the front section, namely its distinctive canopy. In addition, the building had two separate components: the public rail station and the two-storey repair and workshop portion behind.

 

When the two key buildings were eventually sold, ATA became involved in both sites. The two new owners knew each other and recognized that the two buildings should be compatible. The rear building was constructed first as a mixed-use building with commercial space at the lowest level and residential units above. The brick and metal panel façade was designed to compliment to the rail station development.

 

The rail station was rehabilitated, and new wood windows replaced the existing ones. Existing openings that had been blocked up were restored, and the overall exterior of the building was largely restored to its original appearance.

 

A new third floor was also added above the two-storey section of the building so that the visual integrity of the original public portion of the building was left undisturbed. The new addition was designed in dark metallic panels, to clearly distinguish the new from the old. Not only was the building rehabilitated for sustainable office and residential use, but it also provided spectacular views of the valley across the road and distant views of the lakefront to the south.

Shimao International Plaza (世茂国际广场) is a 333m tall (spires) skyscraper located at 819 Nanjing Road East. The functional roof height is 246m (60 floors). It's a mixed use building, featuring a shopping mall, office floors and a hotel (Le Royal Méridien).

 

Taken from the lobby level of the JW Marriott inside Tomorrow Square.

 

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Katendrecht, Rotterdam , Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands

 

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An old industrial warehouse being transformed into a mixed-use building of living, working, parking and recreation.

 

De Helling, Scheveningen, The Hague, Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands

 

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Werf07, a mixed use building [residential and work spaces] by DAVL Studio.

35 Hudson Yards (also Tower E or Equinox Tower) is a mixed-use building in Manhattan's West Side composed of apartment units and a hotel.

 

Located near Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea, and the Penn Station area, the building is a part of the Hudson Yards project and opened on March 15, 2019.

Constructed in 1908, The Union Building at No 212 King Street West in Toronto Ontario is a six floor mixed use building at the NW corner of King & Simcoe Sts. Originally the head office of the Canadian General Electric Company it has been listed on the City Of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

 

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Hay's Galleria is a mixed use building in the London Borough of Southwark situated on the south bank of the River Thames featuring offices, restaurants, shops, and flats. Originally a warehouse and associated wharf for the port of London, it was redeveloped in the 1980s. It is a Grade II listed structure. I do like to walk through the building, although we didn't stay long this time.

The 1952 - i.e. Soviet period - building at Gedmino Prospektas 13 in Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius. This is a mixed use building with apartments and restaurants. Gedimino Propsektas houses most of Lithuania’s government institutions as well as being one of the country’s most prominent shopping streets. The green roofed building on the left is the GO9 shopping centre, originally built in 1893, and later housing the Central Committee of the Lithuanian Community Party during Soviet times.

Hay's Galleria

London bridge city; is a mixed use building in the London Borough of Southwark situated on the south bank of the River Thames.

View from the Thames

Hay's Galleria is named after its original owner, the merchant Alexander Hay, who acquired the property – then a brewhouse – in 1651.

 

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Longitude Building, Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

 

One image from the archives and one that I didn't think was salvageable, thats why its important to keep checking through your photos from time to time as you do find that odd image that you miss from time to time.

 

I had spent most part of this morning working on another image that I took yesterday around Scarborough but just wasn't really getting anywhere with it, no matter how I edited it I just didn't feel it was right so decided to leave it and try another photo, don't worry I will revisit that image sometime soon.

 

Anyone else get frustrating days like where you just can't get the editing right?

 

I hope your all having a good week so far!

 

Photo Details

Sony Alpha SLT-A99 / ISO100 / f/13 / 15s / Sony Carl Zeiss 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM @ 30mm with Formatt Prostop 10 Stop ND Filter

 

Software Used

Lightroom CC

 

Location Information

The Mann Island Buildings are a group of buildings in Liverpool, England currently under construction. They comprise three international style mixed use buildings on Mann Island, which lies on the waterfront between the Port of Liverpool Building and the Albert Dock.

 

Formerly rundown warehouses and dock buildings, the site directly between two of Liverpool's most historic buildings was heavily investigated before numerous proposals for new builds were submitted as part of a competition to create a 'Fourth Grace'. Three proposals were submitted, all of which received criticism for their appearance and contrast to the city's famed historic skyline.

 

The work of Alsop Architects was chosen to become the 'Fourth Grace', however, it was beset with difficulties, and was cancelled in 2004 due to spiralling costs. It was only after all of these ideas were scrapped when the £120 million Mann Island Development was chosen to become the new complex to occupy the site.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mann_Island_Buildings

600 W 7th, Los Angeles, California - a building and custom data center built by Digital Realty Trust.

The St. James Building is an historic building in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, currently housing Jacksonville City Hall. It was designed by architect Henry John Klutho and opened in 1912. One of many structures in downtown Jacksonville designed by Klutho after the Great Fire of 1901, it is considered his Prairie School masterpiece.

 

The building is located at 117 West Duval Street, on the former site of the St. James Hotel. It was designed as a mixed-use building containing the Cohen Bros. Department Store (later May Cohens). The department store closed in 1987, leaving the building empty. In 1993 it was purchased by the City of Jacksonville under the River City Renaissance plan, with the intention of remodeling it as the new City Hall. It reopened in 1997. On April 18, 2012, the American Institute of Architects's Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.

 

St. James Hotel

The original St. James Building was a hotel constructed and owned by investors from Connecticut following the American Civil War. In addition to lodging for 500 guests, it boasted a passenger elevator and a restaurant with excellent cuisine. The facility included a laundry, barbershop, wine room, telegraph office and reading rooms. Touring orchestras performed concerts for the guests, who included society people, celebrities and the rich. At the peak of Jacksonville's popularity, 65,000 people spent the winter in north Florida. The hotel was so prominent that the public square across the street, known as "City Park", was changed to "St. James Park".

 

Jacksonville's Great Fire of 1901 destroyed most of the city, including the original St. James. The owner of the St. James property, J. R. Campbell, wanted to rebuild, but did not have the resources. The Windsor Hotel, located adjacent to the St. James, quickly rebuilt and was able to purchase the St. James land from the cash-strapped Campbell to prevent a competing hotel from being built downtown. Jacob and Morris Cohen purchased the St. James property from the Windsor after agreeing not to build a hotel.

 

Cohen Brothers' Department Store

In March 1910, Klutho agreed to design a building commissioned by Jacob Elias Cohen for the Cohen Brothers' department store. Among the proposals sent to the Cohens was a striking design for a building with four floors, twice what had been requested. Klutho proposed a "mixed use" design that would contain small shops on the first floor exterior with the department store in the interior and on the second floor. The third and fourth floors would contain offices for rent. He convinced the brothers that their structure would become the center of commerce for Jacksonville and they embraced his idea.

 

Klutho not only designed the building, but acted as construction manager using the fast-track method, whereby work begins prior to design completion. The project was finished in less than a year and a half, using 200 skilled tradesmen. The structure was named the St. James Building, and it was Klutho's crowning achievement. When dedicated on October 21, 1912, it was the largest structure in Jacksonville, occupying an entire city block. The St. James Building was the featured article in The Western Architect and Klutho's work was highlighted throughout the magazine in June 1914.

 

The most striking interior feature was a 75 ft octagonal glass dome, which served as a skylight. The elevators were open "cages", giving passengers a view of the store. The building exterior was decorated with large abstract terra-cotta ornaments.

 

The Cohen brothers operated their store until The May Department Stores Company purchased it in 1958, renaming it May Cohens. Four other May Cohen stores were opened at shopping centers around town and the downtown store in the St. James Building was closed in July 1987.

 

City Hall

The city of Jacksonville purchased the building in 1993 as part of the River City Renaissance, a plan put forward by Mayor Ed Austin that included $24 million to purchase and restore the St. James as the new city hall. The goal was to relocate government offices to the center of downtown, all around Hemming Plaza.

 

Saxelbye, Powell, Roberts & Ponder Architects were chosen for what was more of a restoration than renovation. Demolition of all interior walls and partitions was required to remove the effects of prior renovations. A 75 ft octagonal glass dome was reconstructed after it was removed in early 1927 to build more rentable space, much to the disgust of Klutho, who commented that "a showplace was killed" and moved his offices out of the building in protest. In the 1990s restoration, the major change from the original design was the dome, which was mounted on the roof of the fourth floor, instead of between the second and third floors. An infrastructure upgrade was required to meet current building codes, handicap-accessibility requirements and be energy efficient.

 

The new City Hall in the St. James Building opened on December 12, 1997. The Jacksonville Historical Society described the St. James Building as "one of Jacksonville's most monumental works of art (and) one of the most beautiful city halls in America".

  

Credit for the data above is given to the following websites:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._James_Building

www.emporis.com/buildings/271102/jacksonville-city-hall-j...

 

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Location:Newark, Ohio

Year Built:1878

Architect:H. E. Myer

Style:Second Empire1

National Register No.73001496

The Licking County Courthouse is a beautiful historic courthouse located in the town square of quaint downtown. The bordering mixed-use buildings create a well-defined central space and a cozy feel of the town square park which surrounds the courthouse itself.

  

The primary construction materials are limestone and sandstone, which create both heavily textured negative spaces as well as sturdy accent pieces. There are 11 identical Lady Justice sculptures that accompany each entrance. The large clock tower is centered in the symmetrical footprint and is on axis with Main Street, making it visually significant from much of downtown.

  

Downtown Newark has a distinctive charm with its colorful brick buildings, sturdy civic buildings, and classical gridded blocks. The courthouse is easily accessible from the town square and several restaurants and small shops are within walking distance.

  

The St. James Building is an historic building in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, currently housing Jacksonville City Hall. It was designed by architect Henry John Klutho and opened in 1912. One of many structures in downtown Jacksonville designed by Klutho after the Great Fire of 1901, it is considered his Prairie School masterpiece.

 

The building is located at 117 West Duval Street, on the former site of the St. James Hotel. It was designed as a mixed-use building containing the Cohen Bros. Department Store (later May Cohens). The department store closed in 1987, leaving the building empty. In 1993 it was purchased by the City of Jacksonville under the River City Renaissance plan, with the intention of remodeling it as the new City Hall. It reopened in 1997. On April 18, 2012, the American Institute of Architects's Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.

 

St. James Hotel

The original St. James Building was a hotel constructed and owned by investors from Connecticut following the American Civil War. In addition to lodging for 500 guests, it boasted a passenger elevator and a restaurant with excellent cuisine. The facility included a laundry, barbershop, wine room, telegraph office and reading rooms. Touring orchestras performed concerts for the guests, who included society people, celebrities and the rich. At the peak of Jacksonville's popularity, 65,000 people spent the winter in north Florida. The hotel was so prominent that the public square across the street, known as "City Park", was changed to "St. James Park".

 

Jacksonville's Great Fire of 1901 destroyed most of the city, including the original St. James. The owner of the St. James property, J. R. Campbell, wanted to rebuild, but did not have the resources. The Windsor Hotel, located adjacent to the St. James, quickly rebuilt and was able to purchase the St. James land from the cash-strapped Campbell to prevent a competing hotel from being built downtown. Jacob and Morris Cohen purchased the St. James property from the Windsor after agreeing not to build a hotel.

 

Cohen Brothers' Department Store

In March 1910, Klutho agreed to design a building commissioned by Jacob Elias Cohen for the Cohen Brothers' department store. Among the proposals sent to the Cohens was a striking design for a building with four floors, twice what had been requested. Klutho proposed a "mixed use" design that would contain small shops on the first floor exterior with the department store in the interior and on the second floor. The third and fourth floors would contain offices for rent. He convinced the brothers that their structure would become the center of commerce for Jacksonville and they embraced his idea.

 

Klutho not only designed the building, but acted as construction manager using the fast-track method, whereby work begins prior to design completion. The project was finished in less than a year and a half, using 200 skilled tradesmen. The structure was named the St. James Building, and it was Klutho's crowning achievement. When dedicated on October 21, 1912, it was the largest structure in Jacksonville, occupying an entire city block. The St. James Building was the featured article in The Western Architect and Klutho's work was highlighted throughout the magazine in June 1914.

 

The most striking interior feature was a 75 ft octagonal glass dome, which served as a skylight. The elevators were open "cages", giving passengers a view of the store. The building exterior was decorated with large abstract terra-cotta ornaments.

 

The Cohen brothers operated their store until The May Department Stores Company purchased it in 1958, renaming it May Cohens. Four other May Cohen stores were opened at shopping centers around town and the downtown store in the St. James Building was closed in July 1987.

 

City Hall

The city of Jacksonville purchased the building in 1993 as part of the River City Renaissance, a plan put forward by Mayor Ed Austin that included $24 million to purchase and restore the St. James as the new city hall. The goal was to relocate government offices to the center of downtown, all around Hemming Plaza.

 

Saxelbye, Powell, Roberts & Ponder Architects were chosen for what was more of a restoration than renovation. Demolition of all interior walls and partitions was required to remove the effects of prior renovations. A 75 ft octagonal glass dome was reconstructed after it was removed in early 1927 to build more rentable space, much to the disgust of Klutho, who commented that "a showplace was killed" and moved his offices out of the building in protest. In the 1990s restoration, the major change from the original design was the dome, which was mounted on the roof of the fourth floor, instead of between the second and third floors. An infrastructure upgrade was required to meet current building codes, handicap-accessibility requirements and be energy efficient.

 

The new City Hall in the St. James Building opened on December 12, 1997. The Jacksonville Historical Society described the St. James Building as "one of Jacksonville's most monumental works of art (and) one of the most beautiful city halls in America".

  

Credit for the data above is given to the following websites:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._James_Building

www.emporis.com/buildings/271102/jacksonville-city-hall-j...

 

© All Rights Reserved - you may not use this image in any form without my prior permission.

The St. James Building is an historic building in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, currently housing Jacksonville City Hall. It was designed by architect Henry John Klutho and opened in 1912. One of many structures in downtown Jacksonville designed by Klutho after the Great Fire of 1901, it is considered his Prairie School masterpiece.

 

The building is located at 117 West Duval Street, on the former site of the St. James Hotel. It was designed as a mixed-use building containing the Cohen Bros. Department Store (later May Cohens). The department store closed in 1987, leaving the building empty. In 1993 it was purchased by the City of Jacksonville under the River City Renaissance plan, with the intention of remodeling it as the new City Hall. It reopened in 1997. On April 18, 2012, the American Institute of Architects's Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.

 

St. James Hotel

The original St. James Building was a hotel constructed and owned by investors from Connecticut following the American Civil War. In addition to lodging for 500 guests, it boasted a passenger elevator and a restaurant with excellent cuisine. The facility included a laundry, barbershop, wine room, telegraph office and reading rooms. Touring orchestras performed concerts for the guests, who included society people, celebrities and the rich. At the peak of Jacksonville's popularity, 65,000 people spent the winter in north Florida. The hotel was so prominent that the public square across the street, known as "City Park", was changed to "St. James Park".

 

Jacksonville's Great Fire of 1901 destroyed most of the city, including the original St. James. The owner of the St. James property, J. R. Campbell, wanted to rebuild, but did not have the resources. The Windsor Hotel, located adjacent to the St. James, quickly rebuilt and was able to purchase the St. James land from the cash-strapped Campbell to prevent a competing hotel from being built downtown. Jacob and Morris Cohen purchased the St. James property from the Windsor after agreeing not to build a hotel.

 

Cohen Brothers' Department Store

In March 1910, Klutho agreed to design a building commissioned by Jacob Elias Cohen for the Cohen Brothers' department store. Among the proposals sent to the Cohens was a striking design for a building with four floors, twice what had been requested. Klutho proposed a "mixed use" design that would contain small shops on the first floor exterior with the department store in the interior and on the second floor. The third and fourth floors would contain offices for rent. He convinced the brothers that their structure would become the center of commerce for Jacksonville and they embraced his idea.

 

Klutho not only designed the building, but acted as construction manager using the fast-track method, whereby work begins prior to design completion. The project was finished in less than a year and a half, using 200 skilled tradesmen. The structure was named the St. James Building, and it was Klutho's crowning achievement. When dedicated on October 21, 1912, it was the largest structure in Jacksonville, occupying an entire city block. The St. James Building was the featured article in The Western Architect and Klutho's work was highlighted throughout the magazine in June 1914.

 

The most striking interior feature was a 75 ft octagonal glass dome, which served as a skylight. The elevators were open "cages", giving passengers a view of the store. The building exterior was decorated with large abstract terra-cotta ornaments.

 

The Cohen brothers operated their store until The May Department Stores Company purchased it in 1958, renaming it May Cohens. Four other May Cohen stores were opened at shopping centers around town and the downtown store in the St. James Building was closed in July 1987.

 

City Hall

The city of Jacksonville purchased the building in 1993 as part of the River City Renaissance, a plan put forward by Mayor Ed Austin that included $24 million to purchase and restore the St. James as the new city hall. The goal was to relocate government offices to the center of downtown, all around Hemming Plaza.

 

Saxelbye, Powell, Roberts & Ponder Architects were chosen for what was more of a restoration than renovation. Demolition of all interior walls and partitions was required to remove the effects of prior renovations. A 75 ft octagonal glass dome was reconstructed after it was removed in early 1927 to build more rentable space, much to the disgust of Klutho, who commented that "a showplace was killed" and moved his offices out of the building in protest. In the 1990s restoration, the major change from the original design was the dome, which was mounted on the roof of the fourth floor, instead of between the second and third floors. An infrastructure upgrade was required to meet current building codes, handicap-accessibility requirements and be energy efficient.

 

The new City Hall in the St. James Building opened on December 12, 1997. The Jacksonville Historical Society described the St. James Building as "one of Jacksonville's most monumental works of art (and) one of the most beautiful city halls in America".

  

Credit for the data above is given to the following websites:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._James_Building

www.emporis.com/buildings/271102/jacksonville-city-hall-j...

 

© All Rights Reserved - you may not use this image in any form without my prior permission.

The St. James Building is an historic building in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, currently housing Jacksonville City Hall. It was designed by architect Henry John Klutho and opened in 1912. One of many structures in downtown Jacksonville designed by Klutho after the Great Fire of 1901, it is considered his Prairie School masterpiece.

 

The building is located at 117 West Duval Street, on the former site of the St. James Hotel. It was designed as a mixed-use building containing the Cohen Bros. Department Store (later May Cohens). The department store closed in 1987, leaving the building empty. In 1993 it was purchased by the City of Jacksonville under the River City Renaissance plan, with the intention of remodeling it as the new City Hall. It reopened in 1997. On April 18, 2012, the American Institute of Architects's Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.

 

St. James Hotel

The original St. James Building was a hotel constructed and owned by investors from Connecticut following the American Civil War. In addition to lodging for 500 guests, it boasted a passenger elevator and a restaurant with excellent cuisine. The facility included a laundry, barbershop, wine room, telegraph office and reading rooms. Touring orchestras performed concerts for the guests, who included society people, celebrities and the rich. At the peak of Jacksonville's popularity, 65,000 people spent the winter in north Florida. The hotel was so prominent that the public square across the street, known as "City Park", was changed to "St. James Park".

 

Jacksonville's Great Fire of 1901 destroyed most of the city, including the original St. James. The owner of the St. James property, J. R. Campbell, wanted to rebuild, but did not have the resources. The Windsor Hotel, located adjacent to the St. James, quickly rebuilt and was able to purchase the St. James land from the cash-strapped Campbell to prevent a competing hotel from being built downtown. Jacob and Morris Cohen purchased the St. James property from the Windsor after agreeing not to build a hotel.

 

Cohen Brothers' Department Store

In March 1910, Klutho agreed to design a building commissioned by Jacob Elias Cohen for the Cohen Brothers' department store. Among the proposals sent to the Cohens was a striking design for a building with four floors, twice what had been requested. Klutho proposed a "mixed use" design that would contain small shops on the first floor exterior with the department store in the interior and on the second floor. The third and fourth floors would contain offices for rent. He convinced the brothers that their structure would become the center of commerce for Jacksonville and they embraced his idea.

 

Klutho not only designed the building, but acted as construction manager using the fast-track method, whereby work begins prior to design completion. The project was finished in less than a year and a half, using 200 skilled tradesmen. The structure was named the St. James Building, and it was Klutho's crowning achievement. When dedicated on October 21, 1912, it was the largest structure in Jacksonville, occupying an entire city block. The St. James Building was the featured article in The Western Architect and Klutho's work was highlighted throughout the magazine in June 1914.

 

The most striking interior feature was a 75 ft octagonal glass dome, which served as a skylight. The elevators were open "cages", giving passengers a view of the store. The building exterior was decorated with large abstract terra-cotta ornaments.

 

The Cohen brothers operated their store until The May Department Stores Company purchased it in 1958, renaming it May Cohens. Four other May Cohen stores were opened at shopping centers around town and the downtown store in the St. James Building was closed in July 1987.

 

City Hall

The city of Jacksonville purchased the building in 1993 as part of the River City Renaissance, a plan put forward by Mayor Ed Austin that included $24 million to purchase and restore the St. James as the new city hall. The goal was to relocate government offices to the center of downtown, all around Hemming Plaza.

 

Saxelbye, Powell, Roberts & Ponder Architects were chosen for what was more of a restoration than renovation. Demolition of all interior walls and partitions was required to remove the effects of prior renovations. A 75 ft octagonal glass dome was reconstructed after it was removed in early 1927 to build more rentable space, much to the disgust of Klutho, who commented that "a showplace was killed" and moved his offices out of the building in protest. In the 1990s restoration, the major change from the original design was the dome, which was mounted on the roof of the fourth floor, instead of between the second and third floors. An infrastructure upgrade was required to meet current building codes, handicap-accessibility requirements and be energy efficient.

 

The new City Hall in the St. James Building opened on December 12, 1997. The Jacksonville Historical Society described the St. James Building as "one of Jacksonville's most monumental works of art (and) one of the most beautiful city halls in America".

  

Credit for the data above is given to the following websites:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._James_Building

www.emporis.com/buildings/271102/jacksonville-city-hall-j...

 

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The striking office building in the background, designed by Helmut Jahn, is located at 1900 Reston Metro Plaza, Reston, Virginia. This 371,000-square-foot, mixed-use building is known for its unique lateral system consisting of architecturally exposed concrete exoskeleton columns on the building's east and west sides, in addition to its profile which grows outward at each floor level above the ground.

Wilhelminapier, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands.

 

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Las Palmas by Benthem/Crouwel architects. This former warehouse building on Wilhelminakade has been revivified and renovated. Built in 1953 to a design by Van den Broek & Bakema, it spent several decades as a workshop building for the Holland America Line. It is the only surviving witness on Wilhelmina Pier of the period of post-war revolution in building and Rotterdam's rebirth as a city and for that reason is of great cultural-historical and architectural value. A thorough renovation of the existing cladding has reinstated its original ambience. The fully restored Las Palmas is a mixed-use building of cultural and commercial ends. It now houses the Nederlands Fotomuseum, a school of new media and a large events hall along with an exclusive fish restaurant and an array of companies. The building has been enlarged with a penthouse housing the headquarters of OVG, a real estate developer.

 

Basics:

Location:Newark, Ohio

Year Built:1878

Architect:H. E. Myer

Style:Second Empire1

National Register No.73001496

The Licking County Courthouse is a beautiful historic courthouse located in the town square of quaint downtown. The bordering mixed-use buildings create a well-defined central space and a cozy feel of the town square park which surrounds the courthouse itself.

  

The primary construction materials are limestone and sandstone, which create both heavily textured negative spaces as well as sturdy accent pieces. There are 11 identical Lady Justice sculptures that accompany each entrance. The large clock tower is centered in the symmetrical footprint and is on axis with Main Street, making it visually significant from much of downtown.

  

Downtown Newark has a distinctive charm with its colorful brick buildings, sturdy civic buildings, and classical gridded blocks. The courthouse is easily accessible from the town square and several restaurants and small shops are within walking distance.

 

A view of three late 19th-early 20th century mixed-use buildings on Hampshire St., across from the historic United States Post Office and Courthouse (now the Orville H. Browning Post Office Station). This location lies just outside the eastern boundary of the Downtown Quincy Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. All three buildings are known by their addresses: 725-727 Hampshire, 729 Hampshire and 731-733 Hampshire, with each having commercial space on the ground level and apartments on the second and third floors.

Timmerhuis, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands

 

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Timmerhuis, a modular mixed use building in Rotterdam's city center by OMA/Rem Koolhaas. Information: oma.eu/projects/timmerhuis

The eye catching red exterior window treatments of the Fashion House condos on King Street West, designed by Core Architects. The mixed use building, completed in 2014, is part of a redevelopment project by Freed Developments that restored and incorporated the heritage Silver Plate building, erected on this site in 1882 for James A Watt’s Toronto Silver Plate Company. The company was the first in Canada to manufacture silver plated products and remained in business until 1929.

Originally a twin to that mostly obscured building to the left, 1133 Yonge was renovated in 2017 and is now a mixed use building with retail, office space and condos.

Built in 1962 as a state office building it was renovated into a mixed-use building in 2013.

Update December 27, 2016: Drove by today and all that remains is a pile of rubble. A mixed use building is planned for the site.

 

The blue caught my eye first ♥️

 

Image made with my Rolleiflex 2.8E Planar on Kodak Portra 400 film.

Garden on the outside: One Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale, NSW

 

It's the outside gardens that make this so striking. This view shows you the scale of it more clearly.

 

Award-winning mixed-use building. Features include: vertical hanging gardens (featured!), cantilevered heliostat (can be just seen, RHS), low carbon tri-generation power plant & an internal water recycling plant. Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Central_Park

 

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Sept.5, 2016, about 2 1/4 hour fountain pen sketch.

Saw this view from a city bus and liked how it shows the smaller scale of 3-4 storey buildings on Pandora Avenue being overshadowed by brand new buildings of 12 to maybe 16 stories on Johnson street one block beyond.

The city is experiencing a construction boom and the scale of the city is changing quite a bit. Victoria is not going for tall slender towers like Vancouver, rather it is attempting a more European style of urban design with lower buildings trying to create street walls.

The immediate foreground of this sketch is an excavation pit with a new large mixed-use building going in, on the lower left are construction trailers on the street and raised above the sidewalk. I wanted to do a two-page panorama but this took a long time and I was getting cold and had to pee!

Close up of Marina City, a mixed use building in Chicago better known as the Corncobs.

State Tower is a skyscraper located on Silom Road, Bang Rak business district, Bangkok, Thailand, adjacent to Charoen Krung Road. Built in 2001, it is the largest building in Southeast Asia, with 300,000 m2 (3,200,000 sq ft) floor area. State Tower has 68 floors and is 247 m (810 ft) tall, making it the third tallest building in Thailand as in 2011 and 139th in the world. It is also the tallest mixed-use building in Thailand.

Columbus Tower, also known as the Sentinel Building is a mixed-used building in San Francisco, California, completed in 1907. The distinctive copper-green Flatiron style structure straddles the North Beach, Chinatown, and Financial districts of the city. It is San Francisco Designated Landmark No. 33

8 House (Tallet in Danish) is a 61,000 m2 bowtie-shaped mixed-use building of three different types of residential housing and 10,000 m2 of retail and offices which comprise Denmark?s largest private development ever undertaken.

One Central Park is an award-winning mixed-use building located in Sydney, Australia in the suburb of Chippendale.

 

The building itself comprises two residential apartment towers, an east and west tower, in addition to a six level retail shopping centre at the base of the towers. In 2013, One Central Park was awarded a 5 star Green Star – ‘Multi-Unit Residential Design v1’ Certified Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, making it the largest multi-residential building (by nett lettable area) in Australia to receive such a designation. - Wikipedia

 

October, 2018

Design by: Rafael Moneo - Barcelona

A woman double-parked in front of 3319 S. Morgan St. was worried I was with the city and going to have her car ticketed. She (an accomplished painter) and fellow owners are rehabbing 3315 and 3317 S. Morgan St. into commercial-residential buildings and eventually will demolish this former store (date unknown) to construct a six-story mixed-use building. She took me through 3317 to get access to the rear of the burnt-out store.

  

Exterior architectural detail of the Dallas Arts District’s One Arts Plaza, a 24-story mixed-use building that is currently home to the headquarters of 7-11.

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The Highland Park Theater in Highland Park, Illinois opened in 1925 as the Alcyon. It closed in 2012.

 

When I took this photo I didn't realize the place was doomed. The theater was demolished in June 2018 to be replaced by a new mixed-use building.

I didn't take many panoramic sequences in Shanghai, but this scene lent itself for a wide view. This was shot in front of the Shanghai Museum in People's Square. The Shanghai Municipal Government Building is in the center. The tall building on the left is Tomorrow Square and the tall one on the right is Shimao International Plaza. Both are mixed used buildings anchored by hotels on the upper floors. I didn't pay attention to the rotation angles for the shots and that shows in the un-symmetrical lines in the foreground.

 

More photos from Shanghai are in my set

Shanghai, China

 

More panoramas are in my set

Panoramas

 

I never knew this place existed until I accidentally drove the wrong way looking for a shortcut through the South Loop. But this is beautiful and seeing it from the river was a great experience.

 

From Wikipedia: River City is a mixed-use building at 800 South Wells Street in Chicago, Illinois. It was designed by Bertrand Goldberg, to whose Marina City it bears clear affinities, and was completed in 1986. The S-shaped structure located in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago alongside the Chicago River houses a 70 slip marina, indoor parking, commercial space, apartments (later converted to condominiums), and even a preschool.

A mixed-use building in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey

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