Saturday, January 22, 2011

Weekend Reflections - Williams Center as Downtown Mirror

The Williams Center is a pair of irregularly shaped black glass high rise office buildings in downtown Tulsa.  They rise straight sided but their footprint is irregular.  The faces of these buildings serve as mirrors in all directions to reflect the other tall buildings which stand around them.  Seen from any angle they reflect an ever changing view of the downtown Tulsa landscape.  Google Earth helps us understand what we are seeing.

In the satellite view the Williams Center buildings are outlined in red, the Midcontinent building in orange, and the Williams Headquarters Building in yellow.   The Midcontinent Building is seen through and reflected by the two parallel sides of the Williams center.  The left face of the north building carries the shimmering reflection of the Williams Headquarters building.  The melting snow results in even more reflections from the wet streets.
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:.tossan® said... [Reply to comment]

Fantastic friend! Taste of its photograph. You it abandoned me.

Carol said... [Reply to comment]

Nice shot of those two modern buildings. So many reflections. The satellite view and explanation is very cool.

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

Fascinating. Clever you seeing all those different reflections.

boromax said... [Reply to comment]

Wonderful! Great photo and tremendous research and commentary.

Bill, I hope you do not mind. I have just awarded you the "Stylish Blogger Award" at

It is rendered with true respect and admiration for your blog.

Oakland Daily Photo said... [Reply to comment]

Really like the sense of a 3-D face to the wall of windows.

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

this is wonderful! it looks like the side of the one building is melting.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Great photograph. You could be a geometry teacher. I was walking around there yesterday taking photos. After seeing yours I might just throw mine away!

Mike said... [Reply to comment]

Amazing photo! I wish I could be there!
I found you through boromax's blog Shots that Snap. Great stuff!

'Tsuki said... [Reply to comment]

You chose the best angle to take this shot, obviously : I like the way you were able to catch the reflections between the two building...

Gine said... [Reply to comment]

Beau sujet ! et j'aime bien ce traitement presque en trompe-l'oeil !