Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Theme Day: Numbers

Today is theme day at City Daily Photo. Numbers is the theme. Austin has some numbered streets and building numbers are great ways of divining directions. But our building is a bit confusing. It occupies all of the north side of the 500 block of W. 3rd Street and all of the west 300 block of Nueces. The building's developers thought calling the building 'The 360' (as in a 360 degree view of things!) was clever. However, if they'd used an address on Third Street it would have been something like 500 W. Third. It would be cooler, they decided, to give it the address 360 Nueces since they could pick any even three hundred number on Nueces. The downfall of all this is that the front door, on Third Street, has the building name (360) which is also the street address but on Nueces. The Nueces side has only a resident only entrance. This makes it hard for people to find the front of the building using the street address and there aren't clear signs anywhere on Nueces. Not to mention that Third Street is so much more intelligible than Nueces especially on the phone. Numbered streets are great. I live on one and I wish it were my address!!

The photo above is the giant 360 on the front of our building (in the 500 block of Third) and an inset of our cross street (3rd and Nueces).

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