We admire architecture, but most of what we learned in a few art history lectures in college has long since faded away. So we're doing a monthly series, of sorts, looking at significant architecture in Dallas.
For this essay, the professors tackle a broader subject: all of Dallas. They've picked five buildings ranging from early 20th century churches to Dallas-era skyscrapers.
First up: the Great National Life Insurance building, which is now the headquarters of the Salvation Army.
"Built in 1963, the Great National Life Insurance building is a midcentury modern classic, by architect Grayson Gill," says Kate Holliday. "What Gill did was make this a sculpture so that there is an incredible repetitive metal armature on the outside of the building that is really a sight to behold."