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Although Waco is a relatively small Texan city, coming in at the 22nd most-populous in the state of Texas, it has a hugely rich and storied history. That history has allowed it to thrive as an academic and technology hotspot despite its relatively small population.
Downtown Waco is relatively small, especially when compared to the larger cities in Texas, but its skyline is something that Waco residents and tourists alike absolutely love. With plenty of high-rise and low-rise buildings in the area, Waco is definitely a great place for a business to put down roots.
Industrial services have certainly flourished in Waco. This is partially due to the fact that Waco is hugely proud of its history, so it takes care of its buildings. City Wide can help your company take care of your building as well.
The history behind Waco is some of the most storied history across Texas, which is one reason many people consider it a potential place for businesses to set up shop. However, with that comes a variety of needs for building maintenance. You’ll largely need to focus on three things: beauty, structure, and DIY options.
Your building’s beauty is certainly an important element of how you use that building. If you want to make your business’s building look even more beautiful, you may want to consider City Wide’s services, which include window washing, pressure washing, and high dusting.
The structural integrity of a building is also extremely important, as you probably would expect. It’s even more important in a historic area like Waco. Structural integrity can be something that’s relatively easy to manage; City Wide’s services, including building restoration, anchor inspection, and anchor installation are all great for structural stability.
Last, but certainly not least, you need to think about the DIY elements of your business’s building. Most of the time, you should leave these kinds of things to the experts, but if you’re going to manage certain elements on your own, City Wide has services to help, including equipment rentals and anchor load test certification.
Especially when you make it downtown, the architectural expertise of Waco is something to behold. Because Waco has a colonized history reaching back to the mid-1800s, much of Waco’s architectural design revolves around an older, more casual concept that you might enjoy looking into.
The tallest building in Waco is the ALICO building, one of the oldest buildings in Waco. It’s 282 feet tall, or 22 stories, and its initial building was in 1911. That makes it the second-oldest skyscraper in Texas, and its age has caused it to become a historical landmark according to the Texas Historical Condition. This tall building definitely looks like it came right out of a history book.
That history book appearance is by no means an accident. Building projects have been a crucial feature of Waco almost since its initial founding. In 1866, Waco citizens started the Waco Suspension Bridge, the first bridge to span the Brazos River, and completed it in 1870. This initial gigantic project was indicative of how Waco citizens would continue to see architecture in the city.
Regardless of what architectural designs you’re used to, anyone can see the beauty of Waco architecture. From tourists to longtime residents, Waco architecture never fails to get a second look from time to time.
With its love for a long-standing aesthetic, it makes sense that Waco would have both old and new buildings. The older buildings tend to have a rustic design, and many new buildings mimic that design as well.
Whether you’re in an old building, a new building with an intentionally rustic design, or a new building that has a more modern design, upkeep should be something you pay attention to. That includes upkeep in all aspects.
For example, in an older building, you’re probably going to have to invest more into the structural upkeep of the building. This is common because older buildings tend to have undergone more stress throughout the years.
On the other hand, in a newer building, you might be able to invest more into making sure the building looks beautiful and inviting. However, it’s a good idea to think about both beauty and structural integrity for all designs and styles