Monday, August 07, 2006

Down A Downtown Street

I told you downtown Tucson could look dull :) However, this is where we're heading, west on Congress St. I might as well say here that downtown Tucson consists of county and city office buildings, court buildings, office buildings, a number of historic buildings, restaurants and it gets pretty miscellaneous from there.

Downtown is also a very small portion of the city of Tucson as a whole. And the majority of retail shopping activity happens elsewhere, in shopping malls and strip malls scattered all over town.

There is a grand plan, called Rio Nuevo, to revitalize downtown that's been brought up periodically since the 1970's but its largely still an idea lacking funding rather than a reality.

The red building on the right, on the corner of Congress and 6th, is tomarrow's focus.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gail's Man said...

I find most cities these days have a mixture of decent older buildings, and poorly designed concrete boxes built in the 1960's etc.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Louz said...

Well in Tucson there are some recent office
buildings that are well designed and then there are the concrete boxes, that to me all look like the old computer punch cards. Of the older buildings, many are in shabby disrepair, though there are some that have been beautifully restored. Its such a jumbled mix from a distance. Close up you can see the charms of the place.

1:21 PM  

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