Reader Mat Wolf sends in a couple of photos showing new but temporary street-level views of the building that for 34 years ranked as downtown’s tallest: the 1929 Gulf Building (officially, the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Building) at 712 Main St. Although views like the one above taken from the northeast, looking down Main St. from Texas Ave. have been available for quite some time (until about 10 years ago graced by a suburban-style McDonald’s in the foreground), sightlines of the 36-story tower have widened with the demolition of the Texas Tower at 608 Fannin St.
Behold another shot taken from the corner of Fannin and Texas Ave., in front of Christ Church Cathedral:
But it’s all going away: Construction of Hines’s new tower at 609 Main St. will soon block street views from these angles.
Photos: Mat Wolff