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One Main Place

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1968, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill with Harwood K. Smith and Partners. 1201 Main St.

Designed by Gordon Bunshaft of SOM’s New York City office, the concrete-clad thirty-four-story office tower is composed of a grid of uniform columns and spandrels, without vertical or horizontal emphasis. The columns taper outward slightly at the lower floors, abruptly striking the sidewalk with no emphasis of entrance or pedestrian amenity. A sunken court to the west is little used and further isolates the building from the surrounding urban fabric.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "One Main Place", [Dallas, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

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, 149-150.

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