You are here

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch Building

-A A +A
2005, Michael Graves and Associates and PGAL Architects. 1801 Allen Pkwy.

This sprawling, 300,000-square-foot complex with its aggressively striated red- and blue-glazed-brick curtain wall is overpoweringly monumental in scale although it is only four stories high. Episodic in composition, the buildings meander across an 8.5-acre site. Princeton, New Jersey, architect Graves essayed his distinctive version of postmodernism here in a strange mixture of shapes generated by conditions that remain obscure. Most visible is the green-tiled semi-vault enclosing the currency vault. Crypto-classical but asymmetrical, the complex seems to want to be a little of everything. Marking the ceremonial entrance on Allen Parkway is Kent Ullberg's bronze eagle The Guardian (2005).

Writing Credits

Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Gerald Moorhead et al., "Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch Building", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-HN65.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 350-350.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,