|Civic Center Spire, Marin County 2011|
Seen as I was driving to the Sunday AM Farmers Market. Of course I had to pull into the post office parking lot and pull out the Canon G12 before continuing on with my booth setup.
Update: In reference to the puff of steam coming from mid-spire, alert commenter Diane has discovered the following:
"The central architectural focus for the building is the 80-foot diameter dome with its 172-foot, slender gold spire. The spire creates a visual punctuation mark that breaks the horizontality of the two buildings. It was originally designed to serve as an exhaust outlet for the furnace and as a radio tower, which was precluded by new technology."
More info in comments. One wonders if the exhaust outlet is still in place with condensation producing the steam . . .??