City County Building

City-County Building
Nikon N90s, 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G AF Nikkor
Ilford FP4 Plus

In 1970, Indianapolis merged with Marion County to create a combined city-county government. But the City-County building, which was built to house government offices, was completed in 1962. It’s as if they knew the merger was inevitable.

The City-County Building has that standard 1960s skyscraper look. It was the first building in Indianapolis to be taller than the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at the heart of Downtown. Now, any number of buildings are taller than the Monument.

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6 responses to “single frame: City-County Building”

  1. Basil Berchekas Jr Avatar
    Basil Berchekas Jr

    I do believe the political leaders who pushed to get the city-county building built knew some type of city-county merger was inevitable, but one can understand that such a merger would be politically undesirable to promote that proposal “out loud”…,

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’d have to bet that too. It’s the kind of idea that brews on the back burner for a long time before being surfaced publicly.

  2. Karen Bryan Avatar
    Karen Bryan

    Have a look at Salt Lake City’s City/County building (there are lots of photos online). It’s much older, and couldn’t be more different from this one. It’s late Victorian and has elaborate park-like grounds all around it. A great subject for photography.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh cool, it is a lovely old building.

  3. Read.Count.Craft Avatar

    That photo looks timeless. It almost could be 1970s lol. Really cool

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks! The magic of b/w and anonymous architecture.

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