Monday, March 24, 2014

New Downtown Building


I watched this strange looking building being built and had no idea what it was until it was finished and the signs went up.  It's the brand new Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

When I saw it being built, it was from the view point on the left and it looked like a giant basket sitting on top of a pedestal.  It still looks that way but, it's harder to get that image now that it's done.

Taking a photo from the street here isn't the best vantage point because of the wires and fences in the way.








The horse station at the front is a beautiful addition.

17 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

The Sheriff certainly has a very modern looking office!

Lowell said...

Love the horse. The building not so much. There's modern and then there's ugly modern. Maybe one has to see it in person. Nice photos, though!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Maybe the overhanging aspects of the building are to provide shade for people who often demonstrate against the policies of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The location of the building wold cause the demonstrators not be be noticed very much, in comparison to the former location of the Sheriff's headquarters, more in the heart of downtown.

Judy said...

Wow! That is different. Wonderful sculpture though. I am trying to figure out where this is.

RedPat said...

Love the horse, Sharon!

Thérèse said...

First thought: a waffel!
It's rather impressive.

Karl Demetz said...

I like the horse, not so much the building...

glenda said...

Hmmm. Enjoyed Dave's comment!

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Yeah, the horse is nice but the basketry building is ugly as sin.

cieldequimper said...

I'm not sure I like the architecture. It reminds me of the French ministry of finance looming above the Seine river. I do like the horse though!

William Kendall said...

The horse is nice, the building itself... rather off putting.

Is that the same sheriff who seems to make a lot of noise and stick his nose into things he should stay out of?

hamilton said...

This might take a while to become beloved of the residents of Maricopa Cty!

Randy said...

A design that I am sure fed Sheriff Joe's ego.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wow! I had to embiggen these shots to have a closer look Sharon. Amazing architecture, it's one of those that people will either love or hate don't you think? I do agree with all abvoe, the horse sculpture is a beauty.

Jack said...

It is finished?

Steve Reed said...

Wherever Joe's office is, I'm sure it has a view!

José Mendonça said...

The building looks fantastic on the top shot!