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Old March 4th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Some nice recent additions to Fresno:



http://archop.org/2009/12/top-10/

Building: Coyle Federal Courthouse
Client: US General Services Administration
Architect: Moore Ruble Yudell Architects with Gruen Associates
Year Built: 2005



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Building: UCSF – Fresno
Client: University of California Medical Center, San Francsico
Architect: Fong & Chan Architects
Year Built: 2002



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Building: Fresno Yosemite International
Airport Terminal
Client: City of Fresno
Architect: AECOM
Year Built: 2002



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Building: Woodward Park Library
Client: County of Fresno
Architect: DSJ Architects
Year Built: 2004



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Building: Sante Fe Depot
Client: City of Fresno
Architect: Johnson Architecture
Year Built: 2005



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Building: Unitarian Universalist Church
Client: Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno
Architect: McCamant & Durrett Architects
Year Built: 2007
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Newer developments in Fresno:


http://www.thebulldogblog.net/articles/?p=603

Henry Madden Library CSU Fresno

Architect: AC Martin

Completed: 2010


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http://www.architizer.com/en_us/proj...-fresno/11123/

The books are already back, the interior work is progressing, the exterior already is a campus landmark and everything’s on schedule for a January opening of the new Henry Madden Library.

The $105-million library construction project has reached its final phase. By December, the construction and interior finishing work will be completed in the new 300,000-square- foot north wing. During this same time, the old south wing is being completely remodeled.

Despite the construction, all library materials and services remain available to the campus and the community. During the summer, all books were returned to campus from the off-site storage facility. They are now housed in the new library building, allowing for more rapid retrieval.

http://www.csufresno.edu/parents/blog/?cat=48

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Fresno landmarks:

Tower Theatre and Tower
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The Tower Theatre in Fresno, California is located on the corner of North Wishon and East Olive, in the heart of the historic arts & entertainment mecca of Central California. The original Tower was originally a Fox Theatre when it opened in fateful 1939. The dramatic architectural featured backlighted etched green glass panels, and sculptured aluminum fittings throughout its art deco presence. This building is completely restored and is the only 1930's suburban theater extant designed by Los Angeles architect S. Charles Lee (1899-1990).
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San Joaquin Light and Power

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San Joaquin Light & Power; PG&E; and International Trade Center – 1923

1401 Fulton Street — Classic Revival, R.F. Felchlin and Raymond R. Shaw, Architects

One of the crown jewels of Fresno's impressive collection of early 20th century mid rise office buildings, the San Joaquin Power and Light Building was construced in 1923/1924. Built in the Italian Renaissance Revival style, it is a visual anchor for the north end of the Central Business District and the Fulton Mall. Graced with an ornate terra-cotta facade, and a marble clad lobby, it was originally home to the Fresno area's primary electric utlity company, which was later absorbed by Pacific Gas and Electric. Today it is home to a number of offices, with special events held in the grand lobby area, and is known as the International Trade Center. When new, the building featured an elaborate exterior lighting scheme, with multi colored spotlights, and was capped by a giant neon sign. The building is currently being restored, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pacific Southwest Building - now The Lofts @ 1060 Fulton
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Pacific Southwest / Security Bank Building - 1925
1060 Fulton Mall — Classical Revival, R. F. Felchlin, Architect.

Downtown Fresno's most prominent building for over 84 years, 1060 Fulton rises 264 feet above the Fulton Mall, and is visible from much of the city. It was built as the headquarters for the Fidelity Branch of the Pacific-Southwest Trust and Savings Bank. Construction of the 15 story building took eighteen months and cost $1,200,000. It opened to the public in January of 1925. The building was designed by noted California architect R. F. Felchlin, whose firm also designed many of Downtown Fresno's other prominent structures. For many years, the building was home to Security Pacific Bank, and was adorned with an illuminated "Security Bank" sign on all four sides, only one of which now remains. While its official name is now simply 1060 Fulton, many Fresnans still refer to the property as the "Security Bank Building."

Though the building has just 15 floors, due to the 40-foot high first floor, and 60 foot tall terra cotta tile "crown" that tops the building, its height is equivalent to that of a typical 21 story building. A communications antenna on the roof brings the overall height of the building to well over 300 feet. When the building opened in 1925 it was the tallest building on the west coast south of San Francisco, and it remained the tallest building between Oakland and Los Angeles for many decades. The building originally featured a rooftop mounted tower complete with a revolving signal beacon beacon that could be seen for 30 miles, and was intended to give weather warnings to valley farmers. The exterior features neo-classical details with 40 foot high Corinthian topped columns, rising from the sidewalk.
Fresno City Hall

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Fresno County Courthouse

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Fresno Water Tower

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St John's Cathedral

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Golden State County Plaza

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AKA: The Del Webb Center, Fresno County Plaza
2220 Tulare Street

Third Tallest Building in Fresno

Construction Finished 1964
Floors: 22
Building Uses: Office
Architectural Style: Modern
Materials: glass, steel, concrete
Heights Antenna 78.6 m, Roof 66.5 m

Originally an apartment building.
Tallest building between Oakland and Los Angeles from 1963 to 1971.
The building's namesake, Del Webb, was born in Fresno in 1899.
21 Floors
Chukchansi park - Home of the Fresno Grizzlies

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Crest Theater
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Warnors Theater
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Old March 7th, 2012, 06:01 AM   #5
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One of the most beautiful cities in CA!
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I have only been to SF and LA metro area in CA, but I find this city very pretty if you know what I mean.

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In the heart of old downtown Fresno by aroswell1, on Flickr

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Historical Fresno: Mariposa St. 1893


http://historical.fresnobeehive.com/...riposa-street/

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It’s not a view down an elegant avenue of a major metropolis such as San Francisco, but instead it is a vista circa 1893 up Fresno’s once-grand Mariposa Street, with its lavish, opulent three-story brick and stone buildings that lead down to a proud seat of government, the Fresno County Courthouse.

A trolley on its tracks went past buildings such as the Grand Central Hotel, the First National and Farmer’s banks, saloons, billiard parlors, drug stores and general merchandise stores.

The photograph was probably made shortly after the courthouse was expanded with two wings and a distinctive copper-sheathed dome, as seen here.

A fire on July 29, 1895, gutted the central portion of the building, melting the copper dome. It was replaced by a new dome, which remained in place until the courthouse was torn down in 1966.

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Read more here: http://historical.fresnobeehive.com/...#storylink=cpy
Here's a 1966 wirephoto depicting the tragic demise of the courthouse dome:


http://puam.princeton.edu/lifeanddea...ountycourthous
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