Saturday, September 30, 2006


The 10th floor of the Buncombe County Courthouse has a good view of downtown Asheville. The two tallest buildings in the shot are the BB&T Building in the center and the Jackson Building to the left.

This is the view from the ground level in front of the courthouse looking in the same direction. 10 floors makes a difference.

Looking toward the Battery Park Apartments. The building to the left with the framework on the roof is the National Climatic Data Center. The Parking garage is connected to the Asheville Civic Center.

Here's a view of the upper floors of the Battery Park Apts. If anyone wants to get me a Christmas present the entire top floor remodeled into a luxury penthouse condo would be nice. Don't forget to set up a trust fund to pay the property tax for at least the next 50 years.

This is the Flatiron Building. It is named after the original Flatiron Building in Manhattan. The original (actually called The Fuller Building) was designed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham.

Burnham was one of the architects who designed the Chicago Columbian Exposition along with Frederick Law Olmsted who also designed the grounds of the Biltmore Estate.