Almost all the metal siding that covered up the Midtown Sears building at 4201 Main has now been taken down, leaving behind rows of metal brackets used to mount the outer shell. Mayor Turner announced 2 months ago that the building would be turned into a startup incubation headquarters, and work to pull down the cladding began shortly after.
A few decorative details are now visible from the street, as shown below from Fannin:
Former windows — including these at the southwest corner — remain barred by the brackets:
Some cladding remains in place around the corners visible from the building’s back parking lot:
A view from the northwest along Main:
And from the Wheeler Transit Center:
- Previously on Swamplot: Shuttered Midtown Sears Now Shedding Its Full Metal Jacket; Midtown Sears Closure Nets Rice 9 Acres Near the Wheeler Transit Center
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