As any longtime Austinite is well aware, Austin's skyline is ever-changing. This week, I've decided to
show my visitors some photographs, which I've taken over the past four years, of our rapidly evolving city.
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As a result of some recent construction, this is a view of downtown
that no longer exists. I took this photograph on February 28th, 2005.
FORMER TOP OF THE TOWN
This is the top of the Frost Bank Tower, which until very recently was the tallest
building in Austin. When the building was nearing completion, I'd thought the logo
might be a clock -- but no such luck! This photograph was taken on Feb. 5th, 2006.
TWO MOODS OF AUSTIN
Curiously, the two photographs above were taken four days apart. The top "Burnt Orange"skyline
was photographed on May 25th, 2006, and the bottom "Silver and Gold" skyline was shot on May 29th.
As a consequence of all of the construction going on in the downtown area, riding
one's bicycle downtown is quite an adventure. This photo shows a popular hike and
bike trail that the city has attempted to close for a couple of months now, removing
yet another of my favorite routes into downtown. This photo was taken just last week.
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This composition comes from zooming in on a portion of what is presently Austin's
tallest building: The Austin 360 Condominium Tower. This is the same building pictured
in the background of the previous photograph. This photo was taken on January 31, 2008
Although this building has all the earmarks of a Christo artwork,
in reality, it is simply another of the incredibly numerous buildings that
are being constructed near downtown. I took this photo on October 2nd, 2005.
SPILLING ITS DUCTS OUT
This new building is on The University of Texas campus, adjacent to the new
Blanton Art Museum. At this point, it provided pretty good artistic competition
for the artworks found inside the Blanton. I shot this on October the 12th, 2007.
END RESULT: OVERCROWDING
As much as I love this city, it appears to be getting a little too big for its britches.
This photograph was taken shortly before leaving the 2007 Flugtag event on Auditorium
Shores -- the event was just toooo crowded! I took this photograph on August the 25th, 2007.