Brookhollow Plaza, Dallas, TX, 1966-1970

Also known as Stemmons Tower. Stemmons Freeway at Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX. In 2003 the building became a 156-unit senior center called Pegasus Villas. “Brookhollow reflects the impossibility of Le Corbusier’s concept of large commercial office complexes set in parks, since volumes of parking need to be close to office structures. The essence of the precast concrete system of construction is: (1) repetition of similar elements, (2) efficiency gained through maximum size units, thereby cutting handling time and numbers of joints, (3) utilization of structure as walls, spandrels and finished interior spaces. The structure is exposed throughout, never relying on mere symbols of structure, as in most steel frame towers, where fireproofing blurs the purity of form. Sixteen corners are introduced at every typical floor, rather than the usual four, in order to have more prime 'corner offices.'" Above quotation by the architect. Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, and Gerhard Schwab. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, 1970. P. 224.