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Portofino Center

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2001, Hermes Architects. 19075 I-45 S

Portofino Center, a lifestyle center, lies in Shenandoah, an incorporated suburban town that wraps around the northeast corner of The Woodlands. Pursuing the neo-traditional track with almost demented glee, Portofino (the name notwithstanding, its orientation is toward the Adriatic rather than the Mediterranean) unrolls Venice's Piazza San Marco into a linear strip center set back behind its parking lots from I-45. Franchise pad sites stud a Montgomery County version of the Grand Canal, which parallels the freeway frontage road.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Portofino Center", [Shenandoah, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-TM13.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 375-375.

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