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Financial Center roofers, 1986

Posted on June 15, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Danny Rhymer, left, and Michael Stanford watched Junior Jones attach a piece of roofing onto the Lexington Financial Center on June 19, 1986. The men worked for W.F. Martin Co. and were installing sheet-metal roofing on the nearly complete building in downtown Lexington. At the center of the photo is what is now Phoenix Park and the site of the Lexington Public Library. The Lexington Financial Center, known as “Fifth Third” or the “Big Blue Building,” is a 410-foot, 31-floor high-rise and was completed in 1987. It’s the tallest building in Kentucky outside Louisville. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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