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Last edited 22 Aug 2017
Tempe Municipal Building
The Tempe Municipal Building is the city hall of Tempe, Arizona; notable for its inverted-pyramid shape.
Designed by architects Michael and Kemper Goodwin, and completed in 1971, the unique shape of the steel-and-glass building was intended to conserve energy by keeping the building cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather. The pyramid’s 45-degree angle maximises solar gain in the winter whilst minimising it in the summer.
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