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Michael and Kemper Goodwin's City Hall

Michael and Kemper Goodwin's City Hall
Tempe Historic Preservation Office

Artists: Michael and Kemper Goodwin 

Medium: solar-bronzed glass and steel (completed in 1970)

Prior to redevelopment (and what's now called the Tempe Municipal Building), the lot that housed Tempe City Hall was also the site of the city jail, firehouse, library, and court ... According to the City of Tempe, the architects explained the design concept as addressing five critical requirements: a "timeless architecture" that would retain its identity in a changing environment; a complete respect for the Arizona sun; an "open space vista" at the heart of a tight site; open citizen access emphasized by a "walk-in" environment; and "community integration" by having the overall plan "radiate" into the immediate surroundings.

The countdown to Best of Phoenix continues! Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix.  No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?

Imagine PHX, so far: 
100: Steven Revering's Westward Ho
99: Jon Ashcroft's Suspended in Geography 

98:  William LeGoullon's Table

97.  Jason Hill's Phoenix Financial Center

89. Arnold Guerrero's Camelback Mountain

88. Sean Deckert's Ginae vs. the 12th Street Gang

87. Pete Petrisko's Admiral of Phoenix

86. Quincy Ross' Lone Skyscraper

85. Andrew Armstrong's Illustrated Cityscape

84. Thomas Schultz's Phoenix Artifact

83. Adrian Lesoing's N. Evergreen

82. Suzanne Falk's Kon Tiki Hotel

81. Lindz Lew's Bon Voyeur

80. Kevin Patterson's Phoenix Swamp Beast

79. Ramy Sidarous' Three Windows

78. Will Mejia's Orpheum Theatre

77. Steve Weiss' Portrait of Louis Lee

76. Larry Willis' Apparition on East McDowell

75. Claire Warden's Untitled No. 3

74. Randy Zucker's Dancing Saguaro

73. Robert Brandan Martinez's Medical Cannabis Tax Stamp

72. Edward Jensen's Phoenix Financial Center

70. Mark Dudlik's Phoenix Rebound

66. Eric Iwersen's The Saguaros Have Been Here the Longest

And, hey! It's lunch time. Check out Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes for some foodie inspiration. 

Have a suggestion for a Phoenix icon by a local creative? Leave it in the comments section or email Claire.Lawton@newtimes.com




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