10 Coolest Buildings in Metro Phoenix

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Good Samaritan Hospital
Look past the sad stucco homes and the nondescript strip malls and you'll see that Phoenix is actually home to some top-notch architecture. From Midcentury Modern to downtown Art Deco and early 20th century Queen Anne cottages, here are our 10 favorite structures in metro Phoenix.

See also: 10 Best Neighborhoods in Metro Phoenix

Good Samaritan Hospital

Despite being built in 1982, Good Samaritan Hospital, still manages to maintain a futuristic aesthetic. The 12-story tower constructed out of shelled concrete was designed by Chicago architect Bertrand Goldberg, who is best known for Chicago-based works like the Marina City complex. The hospital was one of many healthcare facilities designed by Goldberg and featured nurses as the central nervous system of the structure with each floor of the 720-bed tower organized into 15-bed "clusters" surrounding the nurses stations for efficiency.


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Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

1111 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

The Mystery Castle

800 E. Mineral Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Souper Salad

10005 N. Metro Parkway West, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Asbury United Methodist Church

1601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Financial Center

3343 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Gammage Auditorium

1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

J.M. Evans House

1100 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Luhrs Tower

11 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Westward Ho

618 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

JP Morgan Chase Bank

2827 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General


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30 comments
John Phoenix
John Phoenix

Isn't this at least the third time this story has been posted?!

Doc Russ
Doc Russ

Love driving by the financial center...and the chase bank too

Nico Moon
Nico Moon

That building looks like it belongs on Tattooine

Captdie Steve O
Captdie Steve O

Phoenix Children's Hospital. Looks like a casino at night Lol.

Alex Lynch
Alex Lynch

Lol! Didn't you guys just do the Top 10 ugliest building in Metro Phoenix?

Rod Roberts
Rod Roberts

there are no "cool" buildings in Phoenix.

Lauren Strait
Lauren Strait

my TTTS twins were born there! #bannergoodsam

wtf....
wtf....

nice list.... bad pictures!

glyphhunter
glyphhunter

I've always admired the building and institution that make up Good Sam.


Angel Hernandez
Angel Hernandez

Nice small buildings, I feel Phoenix need more taller building with style

Jason Caflin
Jason Caflin

this is what it used to look like before they tore it down.

Skye Hart
Skye Hart

ASU School of Music, aka the "cake"!

Jason Caflin
Jason Caflin

St Joseph's Hospital, Tacoma, WA I used to work at Good Sam. A coworker once told me that there was an exact hospital in Tacoma, WA. I just looked it up. Turns out he was right!! Minus the stilts.

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