Road Trips

Working on both the Michigan and National Roads

My new office is on Washington Street in Downtown Indianapolis — the only place where the Michigan Road and the National Road share an alignment.

My desk is on the 12th floor. Here’s the view from the nearest window, after a violent storm passed through. That’s the City-County Building at left, and the city’s new bus terminal at right. Between them, the National Road is headed east and the Michigan Road is headed south.

A portion of the roof is set up like a patio with outdoor furniture. Here’s the view towards Monument Circle at the heart of Indianapolis. The Monument itself rises above the Circle Tower building near lower left.

I’ve already taken a couple Downtown photo walks on my lunch hour. After I’ve fully settled into the new job I expect I’ll take many more.

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8 thoughts on “Working on both the Michigan and National Roads

  1. A nice view from your window. When I was downtown in the 90s I was almost exactly one block north on Market. I wish I had photographed my 8th floor view that looked out over the City Market and at Market Square Arena (which is of course no longer there).

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    • I worked in the Gold Building in 1996-7, on the 17th floor, in a corner office believe it or not, looking out over the Eastside and down on the giant Reggie Miller on MSA. I, too, wish I’d photographed the view. Even more I wish I’d photographed Mass Ave, which was just starting to change to become what it is today.

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  2. DougD says:

    Nice view, how old is the building? Looks 1950’s to me? A bit generic but certainly better than the Bennett building across the street. I love google maps :)

    Are there any transit options for your commute or is it a straight up North American one person one car drive in?

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    • Couldn’t tell you how old the building is. No older than the 1950s I’d guess. The building across the street used to look like this:

      It was extensively reskinned maybe 10 years ago!

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