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All About Colors

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at 10:33AM
Pan American Lofts Eric Richardson [Flickr]

As I mentioned the other day, I'm unsold on the color scheme of the Pan American Lofts building. I took some new photos this morning, and I like it better than I did the first time, but I'm still not ready to stake an opinion.

When I did first see the colors I thought instantly of Angels Flight. Today I checked and sure enough my memory was correct -- the railway sports a peach coloring with black accents. Whereas the Pan American tends toward the pinker side of peach, though, Angels Flight goes toward orange.

The Pan American site says that "The exterior facing 3rd St and Broadway will be restored based on the rules of the downtown conservancy." In the comments for the last post Jay Platt from the Conservancy says that they haven't had any talks about how the building should be painted. Hmmm...

For more fun go to the Pan American site and check out the Surrounding Area page. That "Arco Plaza" shot is possibly the worst choice they could have come up with while still at least having the buildings in frame.


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