The Republic National Bank of Dallas, largest bank in the Southwest, added another cubit to its business stature last week. It announced details of its plans to build the Southwest's biggest office building for its new quarters (see cut). The 600-ft., slabsided structure will look like Manhattan's United Nations buildings—and with reason. Harrison and Abramovitz, chief U.N. architectural firm, supervised the design. Completely air-conditioned, the new bank will have a basement drive-in banking service for motorists, a basement garage big enough to handle 1,200 cars a day. It will be finished in 1952. Cost: $15 million.


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