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Architecture In Surprising Places The NHCC

I was surprised at the great outdoor architecture at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC). Beside the Aztec Pyramid & across from the renovated hacienda-style adobe school, sits a giant canale. The canale shunts water from the roof of the 11,000sqft art museum, across a courtyard, and into a fountain. The canale is important in the Southwestas Territorial roofs are flat but graded, canales help water drain from the roof and away from the buildings. The NHCC Canale is made of wood, but lined with metal, so it doesnt decay. The Torreon, main image, is another amazing outdoor sculpture/structure to see when there...
    I have gone to art exhibits at the Hispanic Cultural Center, explored the large campus grounds, and have had an amazing meal at the La Fonda restaurant. The National Hispanic Cultural Center is another great reason to love the MetroABQ!

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