Photographs submitted (3 photographs)
Building With Steps
- The tallest building in Fort Worth, Texas, this simple brutalist architectural design is a unique addition to the vibrant and growing downtown landscape, with a strong, repetitive pattern of windows being interrupted by meticulous, powerful vertical lines. It is the first and the last building you see when driving past this charming Texas town. It also serves as a prominent symbol of both economic and urban activity in the surrounding downtown area, with the interesting Jonathan Borofsky aluminum sculpture placed near.
- Dallas residents that see this building daily are purposefully tricked -- it is supposed to look differently from all four sides. Corner views provide little help as they provide more confusing and disorienting views. That was the basic premise of architect I.M. Pei when he designed the building in 1986: to use angles, triangles, planes and prisms to create a seemingly impossible visual space. Eastern view from Griffin Street flattens out one of those planes in a way that makes the structure seem broken and folded down the middle.
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- With its metallic waves and twisted reflections, this Frank Gehry masterpiece looks as out of place in the financial district as it would in any other part of New York City – in a beautifully unexpected way. Unlike many structures around it, this one serves no business or financial purpose -- just an unusual apartment building and a tourist attraction whose saturated, colorful sameness and differentness are best photographically explored through the various angles and views from the nearby Brooklyn Bridge.
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