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Leer Art

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Late last week, the B'ham News had an article about how a couple of unidentified female artists had painted sections of plywood around the boarded-up Leer Tower, what used to be known as the Cabana Hotel and the Thomas Jefferson Hotel.  So of course I had to go see.

The pyramid-shaped structure on top of the building is a tie-down (mooring mast) for blimps.  Well, the building was completed in 1929, so...

Leer Building Art, Birmingham AL

Leer Building Art, Birmingham AL

The most interesting piece was this one:
Leer Building Art, Birmingham AL

Leer Building Art, Birmingham AL

There were/are plans to rehab the building; it looks like this inside (amazing.).  More pics here, here, and here.

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