August 22, 2008

Castle Like Structure

The immense, castle-like structure with two massive towers and a fanciful array of small towers, windows, and dormers became an immediate landmark. It had taken ten years to complete, covered an entire city block, cost more than $2.5 million dollars, and at the time of its completion was the largest building in the city. The exterior design incorporated two contemporary styles, Richardsonian Romanesque and Chatequesque, executed in St. Cloud pink granite.


Kate said...

Amazing that yu got this clear shot without traffic intruding. What time was this?

Steve Cuddihy said...

It was a Sunday afternoon, late afternoon. I'd like to get a fisheye lens and return to this location, getting a full view down the streets with the Landmark Center. I couldn't back up enough to fit it all in with my regular lens.