Nothing like a capable designer and $75 million can do to spruce up a property. The rather run-of-the-mill Radisson, located in a prime spot — the corner of Congress Avenue and Cesar Chavez Street — was transformed into The LINE a couple of years ago. It started out as the Crest Inn back in 1965. The mid-century structure always had potential, but it wasn’t unlocked until the latest boutique hotel treatment.
On the western side, there is a rather dramatic mural. Which is the real subject of this post. I opted to take a perfectly perpendicular and perspective corrected approach making the mural look like a colorful monolith in downtown Austin.
Taking a more conventional approach, you can see the mural and the crisp white renovated facade. However, still perspective corrected using the FotodioX tilt-shift adapter that I reviewed yesterday.
I’ve always had an interest in urban landscapes. But with my new perspective corrected world, I’m enjoying a more precise architectural framing.
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