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The Barbican

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1979, Englebrecht, Rice and Griffin. 3920 Grand Ave.

A 42—unit condominium is accommodated here in a complex that includes an 11-story building. Though the buildings are of exposed concrete, the curved corners (with their curved corner windows) hark back to the Streamline Moderne of the 1930s. A bridgelike unit connects the high-rise and low-rise buildings at the third- and fourth-floor levels. A 60-car garage is part of the project.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "The Barbican", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE180.

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