Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Project365: Day 18 - Mod and Post-Mod

Day 18 - Mod and Post-Mod, originally uploaded by Tim Bungert.

The Modern/International style Ruan Center (right) and the Post-Modern style 801 Grand (left) are the two tallest buildings in Iowa. The Ruan Center owned the title from 1975 until 1991 when 801 Grand was finished. The orange-juicer top of 801 Grand seems to pay reference to the crown atop the Equitable Building in Downtown (I'll be sure to get a good photo of the Equitable crown soon for comparison).

801 Grand was recently featured, in impressive detail, in a the recently released Issue #707 of the Superman comic book. Here's the full story from the Des Moines Register.

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