Fourth and Liberty View

photographs, by Becca Kueny

The Pepper Building sits diagonally across the street from my office, and every time I walk by, I’m struck by the sad beauty of this corner. The plywood and metal sheeting, next to the delicate Art Deco detailing, are such stark reminders of all this building has seen, and the half-completed construction inside is such an inspiration for what it could be again. In the meantime, it just sits there, patiently waiting.