In March of last year I wrote about the Kendall Building. It is located in the center of Grand Rapids, at the northeast corner of Fulton and Division. You can find the blog entry here.
I had intended to post frequent updates about the building, but the construction area outside of the building was such a mess that it was hard to get near the place for quite a long time. I think my overall excitement about this project started to fade in September of last year when the sidewalks and park on this side of the street were literally gutted. For a while pedestrians had to walk out in the street to get around the mess.
Complaining aside, we now have a finished building that is really very beautiful. You’ll see from the photo in the first post that the civil war monument was actually moved to the center of the park, and all of the trees were replaced with benches and brick sidewalks.
Below are a few photos of the finished product as well as some comparisons of the Kendall Building’s transformation.
This is one of the buildings I see from my office window at work. It is located across from Veterans Memorial Park (shown in yesterday’s post) and is across from the public library. I walked over to get a shot from the opposite direction of my office view.
I work on LaGrave Ave. and this window is a part of our building. I took a walk at lunch today to take in the warmest weather I have felt in a very long time. I’ve never noticed until today the reflection of the church across the street.
The photo I took on Commerce Ave. was pretty popular, so here is another one I took just before the shot from Friday. The first photo you saw was taken as I walked a few steps past the parking ramp.