Construction on the Rachel Carson Bridge

The Ninth Street or Rachel Carson Bridge is closed for construction for a while. Here we see it in early-morning light.

Cranes on the Bluff

Cranes at Mercy Hospital, where a new Vision and Rehabilitation center is going up.

Lumière Residences

The Lumière, the latest luxury condo tower downtown, is currently going up where Saks Fifth Avenue used to be, at Smithfield Street and Oliver Avenue.

The History Behind the Façade

For years this building has been hidden behind a garish modernist façade. Renovation work shows us a modest mid-nineteenth-century building typical of old Birmingham, the narrow-streeted section of the South Side up to 17th Street.

Frick Environmental Center Under Construction

The old Frick Environmental Center in Squirrel Hill burned in 2002. It has taken this long to replace it, but we have every reason to believe that our patience will be rewarded. The new building is designed to meet the standards of the Living Building Challenge, providing its own heat, power, and water.

Camera: Canon PowerShot S45.