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Addison Circle

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1997, RTKL. Addison Cir. at Quorum Dr.

Quorum Drive forms the north–south axis of mixed-use developments filling the area between the Dallas North Tollway and Addison Airport. A driving circle is formed at the cross-axis of Addison Circle, where a monumental steel sculpture, Blueprints at Addison Circle (2000, Michael Valkenburgh and Mel Chin), inflects the curved corners of buildings at the crossing. The brick-clad structures, typically four stories, have commercial uses (shops, restaurants) on the ground floor with apartments above. Blocks to the north of the circle are filled with medium-density townhouses and apartments. Developed by Post Properties, the Circle attempts to create a center for a town without a focused core.

To the west of the Circle, the city’s water tower became the focus for the Addison Theatre and Conference Center (1992, Cunningham Architects) at 15650 Addison Road. Emulating a well-detailed 1950s shopping strip, the long, low building is anchored with a corner tower clad in turquoise brick. A low canopy on slender steel columns provides shade along one side with an upturned roof curve.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Addison Circle", [Addison, 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, 187-188.

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