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Northwestern Bell Data Center

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1976–1978, Charles Herbert and Associates. 900 Keosauqua Way

This is a piece of sharp-angled minimalist sculpture enlarged to carry out the function of a building. The center section of the building has been cut into, providing open parking visible on the ground level, and above, a connected band of angled bays on the second and third floors. The play between what appears as a “real” building within the cutout and the surrounding piece of minimalist sculpture is well carried out.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Northwestern Bell Data Center", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE112.

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