Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Project365: Day 26 - Capitol Square

Day 26 - Capitol Square, originally uploaded by Tim Bungert.

Capital Square in Downtown Des Moines was supposed to be the central hub of the skywalk system. Minneapolis has the Crystal Court in the IDS Center, and Capital Square was intended to be the type of indoor commercial center for Des Moines.

Like the Crystal Court (though for different reasons) it has struggled to live up to its potential. Except for very occasional weekday lunch events and a twice-a-year indoor farmer's market the atrium is usually just as busy as the photo shows.

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