Arcade-Wright Building, Morning Sun

The block containing the Arcade-Wright and Paul Brown Buildings is the only block with completely preserved historic office buildings. The masterfully restored Arcade-Wright Building, with its distinctive shopping arcade, is one of the most important renovations in the last decade.

Wright Building, Revisited Again

Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the buildings renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015. I debated having a separate tag for the Wright Building, the older rump of the combined Arcade-Wright Building, but I decided against it. It’s a beautiful building, but its fate and character are intrinsically linked to its…

Arcade Building, Revisited

Update: The Arcade-Wright Building was finally rehabbed in 2015. I was planning on posting about the long vacant Arcade Building today anyway, but then came the announcement that the building will finally be renovated into apartments. The Arcade Building is interesting in that it is one of the few large skyscrapers not in the Chicago…

Interior Vignettes, Arcade-Wright Building

Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the buildings renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015. Back when Pyramid Companies was renovating the Arcade-Wright Building into condos, an employee gave a small group a tour of the building. These photos come from that visit, years ago. An alleyway separates the Arcade-Wright Building from…

Arcade Building Doors

Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the buildings renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015.

Downtown Views

Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the buildings renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015.

Sunnyside Up

Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the buildings renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015.

Mysterious Stains, Downtown

Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the buildings renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015.

Texture

Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the buildings renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015.

Marble

Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the buildings renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015.