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PaperCity Houston March 2022

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M E A D O W S B U I L D I N G , Dallas (1955): Architect J. N. MacCammon designed Algur H. Meadows's headquarters for his General American Oil Company of Texas 67 years ago along Central Expressway, and its terrazzo floors and green marble walls remain perfectly preserved. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON TUNNELS OF LIGHT (installed 2000 and 2020): Three 20th-century light artists contribute utopian moments to the promenades to the Law, Beck, and Kinder buildings: James Turrell The Light Inside, Carlos Cruz-Diez Chromosaturation MFAH, and Ólafur Elíasson Sometimes an underground movement is an illuminated bridge — making the MFAH that rare museum featuring three portals to the future. NEIMAN MARCUS HOUSTON GALLERIA (1969): Neiman Marcus opened the year before its pendant mall, envisioned by developer Gerald Hines and inspired by a 19th-century shopping arcade, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. Neiman Marcus emits a Brutalist statement at the intersection of Westheimer and Post Oak Boulevard, its design by HOK's founding architect, Gyo Obata, FAIA. NEBULA, Dallas (2010): San Francisco artist Reuben Margolin's dazzling kinetic sculpture in Atrium II of Dallas' Hilton Anatole hotel is a whopping 140 feet tall and 90 feet wide, made of 14,064 bicycle reflectors, pulleys, aluminum, steel, and one electric motor. THE ORANGE SHOW CENTER FOR VISIONARY ART, Houston (1982): A monument to self- expression and the vision of self-taught artist/postman Jeff McKissack, the Orange Show was saved 42 years ago by collector/ patron Marilyn Oshman. 100 TEXAS DESIGN ICONS THE MENIL COLLECTION, Houston (1987): Renzo Piano's first commission in America is considered his finest, thanks to the collaborative dialogue between architect and patron, Dominique de Menil, which yielded this renowned museum sited in a leafy Houston enclave surrounded by modest bungalows. KEVIN KEIM MISSION SAN JOSÉ, San Antonio (1797): Known as the Queen of the Missions, the landmark was almost fully restored to its original design in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). THE MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH (2002): Once housed in a unprepossessing small art building, the 2002, elegant concrete, glass, and steel building designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando put the Modern on the map. POST HOUSTON (1962; redux 2021): The transformation of the 550,000-square- foot Barbara Jordan downtown post office into a concert hall, food market, art destination, rooftop botanic garden, and skylawn is a thrilling architecture story. Iconic architecture firms separated by a half-century played a part: Astrodome architects Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson and global firm OMA/Jason Long, NYC (OMA, founded by Rem Koolhaas in 1975). NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER, Dallas (2003): During his twilight years, Raymond Nasher began planning an institution to house the sizable sculpture collection he and his wife Patsy had gathered over the decades. The 55,000-square-foot museum designed by Renzo Piano is divided into five pavilions, with the facade at each end constructed of clear glass to create a seamless continuity between indoors and out. RAYMOND AND PATSY NASHER, Dallas (1921-2007 and 1928-1988): Renowned for their collective eye for collecting art, the Nashers, over the decades, amassed a substantial holding of the world's most revered sculptures, including works by Picasso, Rodin, Bertoia, Moore, and Calder. These are the powerhouse visionaries the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. DAVID BROWN / DABFOTO James Turrell Cruz-Diez 50

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