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 311: Sacramento Skyline at Night

I picked up Mr. E at the airport last night when he got home from his trip to visit G, G, & L in Ft. Worth, and we had a lovely clear view of the Sacramento skyline as we drove home along I-5, similar to the panoramas in these photos:

I'm rather fond of how our city looks from this perspective, but Mr. E keeps waiting and hoping for taller towers in the downtown area, as his primary comparison point is downtown Chicago. However, from my time on the Planning Commission, I know that there are some height and massing restrictions along Capitol Mall and other blocks near and around the Capitol Building in order to preserve a certain view of the Capitol itself.

So I'm not sure we'll ever have any major skyscrapers here in downtown Sacto. And really, that's just fine, if we can at least get some interesting and distinctive architecture to provide some unique and iconic developments.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm... the irony of the pictures is that you mention the Capitol, but the dome showing is the Cathedral. One is not even able to see the Capitol building due to its low height and the current restrictions. UNLIKE... Madison!!! ON WISCONSIN!!!

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