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Moore-Windrow Medical Building | 1961?

3rd Avenue and Osborn

Moore-Windrow Medical Building by Ralph HaverThis two-story OB/GYN office building solved the problem of parking by providing plenty of it in the shade beneath the concrete waffle slab, which used a brand new pretensioned concrete construction technique never before used in Arizona. The building is organized around a central garden court. Slot windows are protected by breezeblock screens. Moore-Windrow Medical Building by Ralph HaverChanen Construction Building hides the Moore-Windrow Medical Building by Ralph HaverThis building slipped away into obscurity as Chanen Construction purchased it and incorporated the building into their own headquarters. They left it freestanding but connected to their new volume with a bridge, and unified the two with a 1980s-era facade. The parapet on the left edge of the roof is part of that addition, presumably to help the massing of the new architecture blend with the older fin roof.Moore-Windrow Medical Building by Ralph Haver
Moore-Windrow Medical Building by Ralph Haver
The original structure is detectible once you pass through the new facade or approach from the alley in the back. A casual passer-by would never guess that a separate office building was cleverly hidden behind this newer facade!

Two stairways retain the building's original expressive concrete form. They were cast on site and lifted into place. Moore-Windrow Medical Building by Ralph HaverMoore-Windrow Medical Building by Ralph Haver

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