Friday, May 15, 2015

Martin Building Apartments Could be Named 'ElectriCity,' Get Giant Lit Sign

El Pasoans are getting a sneak peak at a giant sign that will adorn the Martin Building once its renovation is complete. The historic high rise is undergoing a renovation in Downtown El Paso.

A giant sign could top the Martin Building in Downtown El Paso once its ongoing renovation is completed. "ELECTRICITY" may also be the new name of the retail and apartment building. (City of El Paso)

The image comes courtesy of a Facebook page highlighting the work of Los Angeles based Vuro Art Gallery, which is creating the sign.

Light bulbs will line the inside of giant block letters spelling out "ELECTRICTY," which will sit atop the seven-story building according to City of El Paso documents. According to a teaser at the project's Facebook page, that may be the future name of the apartment building.

The Martin Building in Downtown El Paso could have a giant sign spelling out "ELECTRICITY" at the top of the historic structure. (

The third through seventh floors of the building will house approximately 40 apartment units. The Martin Building is at the corner of Stanton Street and Mills Avenue, just one block east of San Jacinto Plaza in Downtown El Paso.

This teaser image was posted at the Martin Building project Facebook page. (

Previously: Downtown Mixed Use: Martin Building Project to Merge Historic with Brand New