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  • NorthPark Center, Dallas

    NorthPark Center, Dallas

    Photo © Amy Collier

    Photo © Amy Collier

    Photo © Amy Collier

    Photo © Amy Collier

    Photo © Amy Collier

    “In the early 1960s, developer Raymond Nasher leased a 97-acre cotton field on the edge of Dallas and hired E.G Hamilton of Harrell+Hamilton Architects. NorthPark Center opened in 1965, as then the largest climate-controlled retail establishment in the world, and is now owned by the Caruth family and managed, operated and leased by husband and wife David J. Haemisegger and Nancy A. Nasher (Ray's daughter).”


    “Best known for its reputation as an art museum inside a shopping center, in November 2007, NorthPark Center was named as one of the seven retail wonders of the modern world…”


  • MCM swoop

    MCM swoop

    Photos © Amy Collier

    A wonderfully dramatic swooped concrete roofline on this Mid-Century Modern building located at the San Antonio International Airport. Clad with travertine, the marked color contrast and architectural lines of this structure make a bold statement well from a distance.

    I still have yet to find out who built this beautiful building but it has many of the hallmarks of a Marmon Mok design from the 1960s. I had guessed it to possibly be concurrent with their Confluence Theater, part of the USA Pavilion built for the 1968 World's Fair hosted here in SA. The airport was expanded at that time to handle the increase in visitors. However, it is reported the firm only began ongoing projects at the airport in the 1970s and 80s including their award winning design of the original Terminal One in the 80s and its more recent renovations. So appears I will need to do additional research.