First, taken from the campanile in 1916 by Carl Knapp ’16:
Next, taken from the antenna by Abercrombie in 1957 by David Davidson ’58:
And finally, taken from the fifth floor deck of O’Connor by me ’96 ’00 in 2023:
Houston exploded and so did camera technology.
Bonus: Here’s picture of young Mr. Davidson that appeared in a Houston Chronicle piece about research on campus in 1962, when he would have been a grad student in Engineering. I didn’t realize until now that he also earned a Rice Ph.D. in 1968.
Here’s the caption–“plasmatron” sounds pretty cool: