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Old 05-22-2010, 01:32 AM
 
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All photos by me, tgannaway.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Nice photos of downtown. I miss Luigi's! I need a pizza snack.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Great pics! Midland has the best skyline of any city of it's size that I've ever seen. Frankly, Midland's skyline is more impressive than many cities twice its size...LOL.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Great pics! Midland has the best skyline of any city of it's size that I've ever seen. Frankly, Midland's skyline is more impressive than many cities twice its size...LOL.
very true!
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Great pics! Midland has the best skyline of any city of it's size that I've ever seen. Frankly, Midland's skyline is more impressive than many cities twice its size...LOL.
They don't call it "The Tall City" for nothing, LOL!!
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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All photos by me, tgannaway.

Neat pics, many very familiar. Thanks for sharing.

At the time I moved (summer 2007), they were in the process of razing the old Vaughn (I think that was the right one) building. Have you seen what they put in its place, or what they did with the space?
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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All photos by me, tgannaway.

Neat pics, many very familiar. Thanks for sharing.

At the time I moved (summer 2007), they were in the process of razing the old Vaughn (I think that was the right one) building. Have you seen what they put in its place, or what they did with the space?
Cathy,

All pictures were taken last week. I was only downtown about 20 minutes and it was getting dark. I just snapped a few shots with my cheap $69 digital camera. Flickr only let me upload so many photos so I was not able to put them all on here. A new parking garage is under construction between Basic Energy's new 180,000 sf headquarters (Permian Plaza).

You are thinking of the Midland Savings & Loan that was imploded:


YouTube - Implosion Midland Texas
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Hey, thanks!! That was something else! There were a number of people upset because of the old architectural details of the building!

I found this:

Permian Building/Gihls Tower demolition, Midland, Texas: Retro Electronics

They're turning the old Vaughn building into downtown condominiums. That should be interesting!
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Luigi's is a GREAT Italian restaurant.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:03 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Gee, could you take just one more photo of the same building again? Sheesh.
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