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Fasken Center (Midland National Bank Buildings)

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1978, 1982, Morris*Aubry Architects. 500 W. Texas Ave.

Philip Johnson’s Pennzoil Place in Houston demonstrated that splitting a building into two matched towers of angular geometry could be an effective architectural and marketing statement. The Midland National Bank complex, by the Houston architects who were Johnson’s associates on Pennzoil Place, consists of two mirror-image trapezoid-plan office buildings of concrete and flush-mounted black glass. The stepped profiles of the angled facades create dozens of highly prized corner windows.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Fasken Center (Midland National Bank Buildings)", [Midland, 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, 457-457.

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