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Bank of America Center (Austin National Bank Tower)

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Austin National Bank Tower
1975, S. I. Morris Associates. 6th St. at Congress Ave.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This bank building once heralded one of the city's largest financial institutions and is an important skyscraper from the 1970s. Built by Houston developer Gerald Hines, InterFirst was clad in the same bronze curtain wall system he was using on Philip Johnson's Pennzoil Place in Houston ( HN8). Together with the gold-skinned MBank Tower (1973, Lloyd, Morgan and Jones) a block away, the bulkiness of InterFirst was one of the first to ignore Austin's setback ordinance and the scale of the old buildings along Congress.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Bank of America Center (Austin National Bank Tower)", [Austin, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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