Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 213: Renaissance Tower, aka "Darth Vader" Building

The downtown Sacramento skyline is marked by several distinctive buildings, including the Renaissance Tower, also fondly (?) known locally as the "Darth Vader" Building:

This building sits on K Street, just a few blocks from the former Westfield Downtown Shopping Plaza (which has now been mostly demolished as part of the new downtown Arena project). In the ground floor of the building is a branch of Chase bank, and one of the commercial tenants is apparently the State Mining & Geology Board, part of the Department of Conservation.  Who knew?!

When Mr. E and I were visiting our friend K during his temporary assignment in Oahu, we noticed a rather similar building in downtown Honolulu, which turns out to be the Imperial Plaza condos:

I'm not sure if the buildings were designed by the same architect or not, but they certainly look at least related.


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