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Water Damage Restoration for Buildings of Every Height in Dallas

2/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. For the help in water restoration services calls the pros at SERVPRO their IICRC certified technicians are ready for any size job.

SERVPRO helps with water damage no matter how many floors

Dallas has a population of 1,343,573, which makes it the third-most populous city in Texas. Dallas is a bright and modern city with all kinds of fascinating architecture and plenty of tall buildings.

Modernist and postmodernist buildings abound in Dallas

Much of Dallas' eye-catching architecture was built during the modernist and postmodernist eras, and the city boasts fantastic buildings from both times.

Modernist architecture arose during the early twentieth century in Europe and continued to grow in popularity, especially after World War II. The style remained popular until the 1980s. Modernist architecture is marked by a move towards making sure the building's form fits its function and the embrace of minimalism. Modernist buildings make use of reinforced concrete, steel, and glass. Some of the most striking examples of modernism in Dallas include:

  • Dallas City Hall is the city's fifth city hall. The building's official opening was in 1978, and the first Dallas City Council meeting in the building was held in the same year. The hall has a striking inverted pyramid design with a slope of 34°. 
  • The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial is a square, roofless cenotaph (an empty tomb). Kennedy family friend Philip Johnson designed the building to reflect Kennedy's spirit and provide a place of contemplation and quiet refuge. 
  • The Reunion Tower is a soaring 171-meter observation tower. Welton Becket & Associates completed the tower in 1978. The building is instantly recognizable for its ball-shaped top and the fact that it is lit up at night. 

Postmodernist architecture thrived in the 1980s and 1990s. The movement began in reaction to modernism – the founders of postmodernism objected to modernist buildings' basic functionality. Postmodern building puts more emphasis on incorporating historical elements and creating an attractive facade. Beautiful examples of postmodern buildings in Dallas include:

  • Chase Tower is the twelfth tallest building in Texas. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill finished the building in 1987, and it features a curved top and a gap of several floors that gives it the appearance of a keyhole.
  • Fountain Place gets its name from the 172 fountains that adorn the plaza at the building's foot. The tower is a many-sided prism, which means it looks a little different from every angle.
  • Bank of America Plaza is the tallest skyscraper in Dallas. It was initially lit by green LEDs (multicolored LEDs now light it), earning it the nickname The Pickle.
  • SERVPRO technicians know how to handle water damage at any height

Our technicians understand that skyscrapers present unique challenges, and they know how to choose the right equipment for the job. Some of the flexible equipment we have on hand includes:

  • Infrared cameras that allow us to track water damage even if we cannot physically reach all the walls and ceilings.
  • Electric submersible pumps that operate quietly even in busy offices. So long as there is an electricity supply, we can run these anywhere in the building.
  • Portable extraction units that we can take into almost any part of a building, even one with multiple floors.

We also take care of drying and deodorization to leave the water damaged site "Like it never even happened."

For help with water damage restoration in any size of building, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800.

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