The corner of 3rd Street and Silver.
A year ago today I stood among the small crowd who had gathered to witness a ground breaking experience on the eve of construction of the Imperial Building in Downtown Albuquerque. After the local politicians spoke, they donned hard hats, stuck their silver shovels into the soil and broke ground. A year later the color coat is almost complete and within another 3 months the Imperial Building should be finished. I photographed the progress of the construction almost every week until the building got to the point where there was less visible changes on the exterior each week. You can see an animated gif of the building going up at over the past year at https://photoofthedayetc.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/the-ends-in-sight-a-year-after-a-ground-breaking-experience/.
The east side of the building on 2nd Street. The building is distorted from my super-wide-ange lens.
The front of the building on Silver distorted by my super-wide-angle lens.
The west side of the building on 3rd Street with a little less distortion.
The west and north side of the building from 3rd Street. The workers applying the color coat.
Below are links to the progress I posted of the past year: