The Dallas City Hall--page 1 (of two pages)

I. M. Pei
1975-78





The north (front) facade

This inverted pyramid slopes at a 34 degree angle, with each of the 7 above-grade floors being 9 ½ feet wider than the one below. This structure, though somewhat overpowering, provides protection form the weather and hot Texas sun.
 

The dramatic 34 degree slope

The building is constructed of cast-in-place concrete. At the top its width is 192 feet. It is 560 feet long. It has a large, seven acre plaza. (See page 2.)
 

The entrance on the north side

 

Underneath the inverted pyramid



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