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American Bank Center Arena and Convention Center

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1980, Caudill Rowlett Scott; 2005 addition, Arquitectonica; Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates; and Gignac Associates. 1701 N. Shoreline Blvd.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead)

The striking new wing facing the bay, encased by a sloped, multicolor high-performance curtain wall system, adds a touch of the dynamic to its bland 1980 predecessor. Anchoring the bayfront complex at its center, a circular, cascading, sunken water garden (1988), by Zion and Breen of New York City, is surrounded by a vine-covered pergola, creating a lively outdoor space for the facilities.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "American Bank Center Arena and Convention Center", [Corpus Christi, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 241-241.

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