Architeaser – May 23

Yesterday’s Architeaser was a flower on the side of the KATV building. With yesterday being primary election day in Arkansas, that building had even more than its usual amount of activity as races were being covered.  The building was designed by George Mann and opened in 1929 as the Worthen Bank Building.  In 1970, KATV moved in after the bank had moved into its new Noland Blass-designed skyscraper.

Today’s Architeaser is a flower which sits atop a column.

Sculpture Sunday: Holidays – Bank of America Christmas Tree

Since the Worthen Bank days in the 1970s, this building in downtown Little Rock designed by Noland Blass has been lit in December to resemble a Christmas tree on three sides. Though it has gone through two Worthen logos, Boatmen’s Bank, NationsBank and finally(?) Bank of America, this holiday lighting has remained. It is a beacon in downtown that is visible throughout the county at times.

In recent years the building has lit up for other things, most notably a pink ribbon in October for Race for the Cure.  But for 25+ years the only time it deviated from the usual white lighting was during the Christmas tree.  Because of its use of light and architecture it is a temporary public art installation of sorts.