Sunday, December 18, 2011
Mesa del Sol
Albuquerque architect Antoine Predock incorporated an energy-conserving glass facade in the Mesa del Sol Town Center building which can also serve as a public theater backdrop for video projection. The building was meant to be the center-piece of a large community with an integrated business park and housing development on Albuquerque's south mesa. Given the state of the economy, however, it seems unlikely that the city will support the construction of hundreds of newly-built homes any time soon.
These pictures were made with one of my two Kodak Retina IIa cameras. I recently adjusted the rangefinder and it seems to be working well. That is an easy repair on the camera, but reassembling the advance and counter mechanisms is a little tricky. I'm also going to take a close look at the other and, if I can get both cameras working equally well, I'll put one up for sale here.