Michael and Kemper Goodwin's City Hall
Tempe Historic Preservation Office
Artists: Michael and Kemper Goodwin
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?
99: Jon Ashcroft's Suspended in Geography
95: Allison Elliott's Walls of Downtown Phoenix
94. Fausto Fernandez's Grid City
93. Chikara Kakizawa's Ship Out of Water
92: Dayvid LeMmon's Process / Gentrification
61. A Military Parade in Phoenix (c. 1888)
58. Brad Armstrong's Phoenix Carnival
57. B. Spiderman's "... And I Never Did Get That Pony Either"
56. Colton Brock's 810 N. 4th St.
55. Melanie and Michelle Craven's Twin Cactus
54. 407 E Roosevelt St.
53. Betty Schlueter's "The Sonoran"
52. Saskia Jorda's "You are Here - Part I: Migration"
51. Tempe's Mill Avenue (c. 1930)
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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