100 Market Street

This shot was taken from the corner of Hanover Street & Market Street.  The building at 100 Market is one of the newer commercial real estate additions in town, one of the first major redevelopment projects dating back 5-10 years ago (I’m not sure when it was completed)….then came the Popovers building on Congress Street, some residential buildings on State Street, The Martingale Wharf and now Portwalk Place.  It’s no secret that I love this building, not so much for the architecture, which I happen to enjoy, but for the view it affords those who get to visit the 100 Club.

I wanted to feature 100 Market Street today because I have a few photographs that will be featured as part of an exhibit opening today (May 14th) and running through August 1st.  The show features the visual/performing arts as interpreted by visual artists.  I took a quick walk through as pieces were being hung yesterday, and it looks to be a dynamic show – featuring some great concert portraits by Nancy Grace Horton and other photographers, painters, etc.  My shots are on the 1st floor (enter through the door shown above)…and feature some behind the scenes shots from ‘Round the Square, which I sat in on one evening a few weeks back.  I had a blast shooting in a different setting and out of my comfort zone…looking forward to the next opportunity.

Construction in the City

The cold temperatures of winter haven’t slowed the progress of several prominent construction projects throughout the city. Above is the new Poco’s deck as it continues to take shape in the new location against the building (the City is putting in a park on the former Poco’s deck). Below is an evening scene at the Martingale Wharf project, which recently saw the demolition of the old historic brick component, which is now flanked by the steel beams of the new construction on either side.

Below is the site of the former Pier II restaurant, which used to be a staple on the banks of the Piscataqua River. As I wrote earlier in the week, it will soon be the home to new residential condos – with the structure to have a classical warehouse look and be completed by 2011. Check out the article in the Herald here.