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AT&T STADIUM 2009, HKS Inc. The Dallas Cowboys football franchise entertains sports fans from their 80,000-seat, $1.15 billion facility. Standing-room capacity for new structure is over 105,000 people. When built, the facility boasted several of the largest high-definition screens in the world which are centered over the field. The facility has over 3,000 LCD screens in suites and other locations.

another place with such a BIG history, culture, and mythology. It’s that mixture of fact and fiction that makes Texas’ such an iconic state; and its buildings and unique spaces serve to underscore that character.

BIG TEX IN FAIR PARK 1952, restored in 2013, SRO Associates and Texas Scenic Co. The 55-foot-tall Big Tex at Fair Park in Dallas is probably the tallest Texan, wearing size 70 boots and a 75-gallon hat. Howdy, Folks! Texans in general—and Dallasites in particular—cannot imagine

Learn MORE! Gerald has provided an exceptional and extensive piece on the attributes and attitudes that make the bigness of Texas both myth and reality. Read the entire piece: www.aiadallas.org/columns/ bigger-in-texas.

Photos: AT&T Stadium Blake Marvin / State Fair of Texas - Kevin Brown

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COLUMNS // aiadallas.org

Gerald Moorhead, FAIA is the author and photographer for Buildings of Texas

AIA Dallas Columns Spring 2017 issue  

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