Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements--surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? (ESV ) (Job 38: 4,5)


The beautiful new Krause Gateway Center is now open in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. I have enjoyed watching the various stages of construction over the past couple of years. Above Top: Opening day for this beautiful new building located in the Des Moines Western Gateway. Above-left to right: Pics of construction progress--September 2017, February 2018, and October 2018.



The picture above was taken in September, 2018 as the finishing touches were being put on the exterior of the building. The beautiful Krause Gateway Center is now occupied. That's why I say "The "Gate" is Open!"


The $150 million Krause Gateway Center is now open for business. This magnificent structure is right across the street from one of my favorite places, Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Saturday, December 01, 2018 was open house day and I was there. I will show you just a few things that make this building so special. Above: A picture of the logo-sign in the lobby. I think this is such a good way to start the tour. This sign is simple, clean cut and dignified--just like the rest of the building. Now let's move on (below.)

Whether you are meeting (left) or relaxing (right) it is a room with a view.

Everything is first class. These oak steps and modernistic handrails are a work of art.




I suppose you might call this community. You just come in, put your things in a locker--pick your computer--go to work

Left: These ceilings had me puzzled--they do not extend to the walls. I asked why. Answer- "because they are unique, artistic and beautiful." Good enough reason for me.

(Right: Take a break in a comfy chair to read, study or relax.

Above: Full wall sign on a meeting room wall.  Good greeting--this made my day better and i was only there for a couple of minutes.

The 6th floor had to be my favorite. I am a farmer and I would love to see the rooftop garden in the summertime. But I framed these pics in green so think spring!