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Northern Trust Bank of Texas Building

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1992, William T. Cannady and Associates. 2701 Kirby Dr.

This three- and four-story bank building, faced with limestone and subtly detailed steel components, exemplifies Postmodern urbanism at its best. Its asymmetrical organization, with the hint of a tower above the entrance bay, evokes Ralph Adams Cram's Italianate dormitories at Rice University, where William Cannady is a professor of architecture. The building foregrounds tectonic refinement rather than stylistic fulsomeness, embodying the sense of dignified restraint associated with urban architecture.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Northern Trust Bank of Texas Building", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-HN82.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 355-355.

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