Friday, October 8, 2010

Sears Catalogued

Posted By on Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Yesterday, the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute hosted a rare look inside the Sears Crosstown building. I'll be writing more about it for this week's Flyer, but I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of some of my pictures.

On the roof
  • On the roof

Signange from the first-floor retail space
  • Signange from the first-floor retail space

The lunch line
  • The lunch line

Sears workers got 30 minutes for lunch. Period. Also, the cafeteria was known for its bread pudding.

A mural in the cafeteria
  • A mural in the cafeteria

More pictures after the jump.

The 10th floor board room (Sears was pretty literal, I guess.)
  • The 10th floor board room (Sears was pretty literal, I guess.)

Section 1S
  • Section 1S

Broken glass or peeling paint adorn nearly every surface.
  • Broken glass or peeling paint adorn nearly every surface.

Conveyer belt
  • Conveyer belt

Mixed: Schedule and Release Time
  • Mixed: Schedule and Release Time

One of the buildings features is a 75,000-gallon water tank. title=
  • One of the buildings features is a 75,000-gallon water tank."

Windows in the tower
  • Windows in the tower

View from the tower
  • View from the tower

The buildings new green roof sets off Downtowns skyline.
  • The building's new "green roof" sets off Downtown's skyline.

Sunset over the city
  • Sunset over the city

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