Sunday, January 18, 2009


This photo was taken from the parking lot behind two restaurants on Central Ave. When I got out of the car and walked toward the restaurant, I noticed the juxtaposition of the wedge formed by the driveway between two restaurants and the wedge shape of the Engle Homes high-rise building across the street.

This high-rise began its life in 1982 as the Phelps-Dodge Tower named for the mining company that used to be prominent in the copper industry in Arizona. Phelps-Dodge was acquired in 2007 and soon after the tower became the Arizona headquarters for Engle Homes. Given the state of the economy and the impact on the housing industry, I wonder how long it will be before the tower changes names again.


JM said...

Very nice perspective.

Jarart said...

Great shot!

Susie of Arabia said...

Nice photo, Sharon! I grew up in Douglas, which was a company town - Phelps Dodge! More than half the town worked for PD and they owned the only real place to shop there for many years too - the PD Mercantile. I believe the copper smelter might be closed now - the pollution was horrible!