Today, we're featuring coordinates 36º4'22" N 79º47'32"W.
We have wanted a good skyline shot for a very long time and finally got this one. Greensboro is changing before our eyes, with construction across from the baseball park on Eugene Street. It is nice to document the changes. The iconic Lincoln Financial building, on the right, still holds its own as the downtown anchor. As you may already know, it is actually two buildings. Attached to the Elm Street side is the Jefferson Standard Building. It is 374 feet tall and was built in 1927. At one time, it was the tallest building between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. The 20-story Jefferson-Pilot Building (front side), now the Lincoln Financial Building, was completed in 1990. It remains the time/temperature beacon for everyone from our bankers and lawyers and our homeless citizens. On foggy days when clouds are low, we have to resort to cell phones for time and weather data.
We wish we had Greensboro lawyer and photographer, J. David Bartenfield's drone photography talents and equipment. If you are friends with him (or his friends) on Facebook, you will see some fabulous drone photography of downtown Greensboro. However, for now, we'll have to settle for our old-school, out-of-doors, climbing skills to capture photos. This past weekend, clouds were beautiful and provided a nice backdrop to still and drone images alike. Happy Tuesday, dear readers.