Goodyear Hall has been on my Bucket List forever. I wanted bright warm light to showcase the fantastic brick and terra-cotta tile work against the blue window sashes and POP! the Goodyear sign against sky. It would have to be mid afternoon on a clear day.
Not the I spend much time thinking...planning...plotting my shots.
Friday was a spectacular Spring day. Perfect conditions for the shot. Unfortunately, navigating the city was a misery: traffic snarls and detours. Weird situations. Shots not lining up. Exercise in frustration.
My husband called. "Walk to dinner and watch the sun set over the river?"
Agreed. But I wanted to at least try for the Goodyear Hall shot. Given the No Good, Very Bad Day, low expectations. And the traffic!
I managed to park in a spot across the street from the mammoth Goodyear Hall. It creates a canyon effect along East Market Street. Short on time and patience, rolled down the car window and just started shooting.
Thought they might be good. But, off to dinner and sunsets over the river.
These are the images with minimal editing for texture. No cropping,
The condensed version is that Goodyear Hall was build by The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, in 1917 as a " gift" to employees.
Yes, I fell down the rabbit hole. Read the entire National Parks Service National Register of Historic Places application. Architect? Walker and Weeks, of course! And it has a tunnel! Who doesn't love tunnels??
Goodyear divested its none core holdings, including this building, a few years ago. The new corporate headquarters, a few block away, have already been photographed and are viewable @colormodern on Instagram. Goodyear Hall is now, East End, an adaptive reuse residential- recreation- performing arts- retail complex.
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