Central Phoenix, AZ: View N, Cental Avenue, Pyramid on Central Building, 2011

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Chris English on December 22, 2011

Information on Micheal Goodwin, the local architect inspiring inverted pyramid architecture in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

Art Brown on January 11, 2012

I didn't know there was so much cool stuff in Phoenix. I usually head out to the desert when I have free time. I'll have to make a trip to town some day.

Chris English on January 12, 2012

As much as I'd love to head out and have some great ideas, I catch what I can where I am. And I try to mix in and out of town pics too. I'm fascinated by the mural scene around Phoenix, hey, wherever I travel for that matter.

I want to spend a day on that mesa East of Superior. The Forest Service will likely trade 7000 acres up there for a copper mine and get traded some other land. It will be a chance to document a pretty nice place before it goes away forever. I checked out some history and the Apache mass suicide off that west face is a historical fact.

Art Brown on January 12, 2012

I've been hiking and driving in that area a few times (the roads can be very rough and have some very steep parts; 4wd strongly recommended). There are some fascinating rock formations. The view from Apache Leap is very nice, also. It isn't a long hike, but wear protective clothing or the plants will rip you to shreds. I have a few photos on Panoramio in that area.

Yes, it will be gone soon. There have been many exploratory drilling sites out there the past few years, getting ready.

Chris English on January 17, 2012

I've got a nephew and his friend who are taking some pics with em. I've been promsing them a trip. I'm also thinking of taking my daughter up there. She's got two very good cameras. It's hard for me to break away for a few more months, but having people to go up there with and a reson to do it makes it more a motivation and likelier to happen.

7,000 acres is over 10 square miles, so there's lots of country to get around in.

Thanks Art.

Diggory Venn on October 3, 2014

Hi Chris!There is unusual edifice having striking appearence in such a surrounding like palms and wirings...

Chris English on October 5, 2014

This is one of three inverted pyramids designed by a local architect. They are ideal in summer weather, the roof shading the building nicely. A lot of office space is lost.

Thank you for all your interest and support.


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