Monday, September 24, 2007

The Suhr Building's distinctive prow marks it as one of the city's "flatirons"
a term that gets overused. I like "wedgie" myself.

As unusual as its shape may be,
the old wedgies are getting lost in the growing skyline of our fair city.


Even with its sandstone flanks glowingly lit by the noonday sun,
the Suhr tends to shrink under the towering Tenney building.


But on her own, she still stands out as obviously very special.


As usual, it's the details that make all the difference.
This little sprout is shooting up from the cornice,
barely visible in the photo above.

1 comment:

mrak said...

The narrow little elevation of the building that faces the Square used to be capped by a pretty, semicircular headpiece that's now long gone. You can see an old photo at wisconsinhistory.org, by doing an image search for Suhr.

Congrats on the mention on The Daily Page - I hope the link brings your site plenty of additional attention!