Tempe City Hall

Michael and Kemper Goodwin, Ltd., 1971
31 E. 5 th St., Tempe, AZ

A rare inverted pyramidal form dominates this complex of civic offices that plunges a full floor below grade into shady gardens below. While seemingly benign from a distance, the act of walking beneath and looking upward is sure to elicit a sense of awe, if not vertigo.