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Powell Square Building
Immediately adjacent to the Crunden-Martin complex, this massive building has stood gutted for years, a prominent if desolate landmark along the northbound freeway. It has served as a destination for grafitti artists and adventurous urban residents, as well as a dwelling space for a small homeless population.
Plans have been drawn up for renovating and expanding it, with a glassy, curvy modern addition forming a sharp contrast to the building's painted concrete; however no activity was evident at the site as of November 2006. The most recent word was of a plan to convert it to a gallery space called the Artery, with construction beginning in late 2007, but that plan too has vanished.
Inside Look at Powell Square from the WATC blog