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The Phoenix Financial Center is a high-rise office building located along Central Avenue in the Midtown district of Phoenix, Arizona, United States. It was built in 1968 by the Financial Corporation of Arizona. At the time, the main tower consisted only of 11 stories; the extra eight were added in 1972. Locally, the building is commonly referred to as the "Punchcard Building," due to aesthetic similarities between said workplace item and the building's southeastern facade.
The Phoenix Financial Center is an example of International style architecture, featuring many elements of Googie design. The architect of the building is Wenceslaus Sarmiento. The building is the site of a "fallout-proof" time capsule which is to be opened in 2012.
The building is located close to the Park Central station of METRO Light Rail, which contains displays detailing the history of the Phoenix Financial Center building as well as other buildings in the area.