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Amarillo National Bank Buildings

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1972, Thomas E. Stanley. 410 S. Taylor St. 1983, HKS Architects. 500 S. Taylor St.

The two buildings of the Amarillo National Bank, both by Dallas architects, dominate the Amarillo skyline and represent two generations of commercial design. The 1972 building is a sixteen-story reinforced concrete-frame structure, with its tower clad in a curtain wall of bronze glass, patterned by horizontal spandrels and projecting vertical mullions, Miesian in inspiration. The slim tower rises from a low, New Formalist concrete- and travertine-clad pavilion. The 1983 building, also framed in reinforced concrete, is a twenty-four-story angular, reflective prism of blue glass, a breaking of the corporate box first ventured at Pennzoil Place in Houston (1976, Johnson/Burgee Architects).

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Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Amarillo National Bank Buildings", [Amarillo, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 335-337.

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