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Aquila Energy Corporation

Identification

Aquila Energy Corporation
New York Life Building, 20 West Ninth Street Building
121847

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
masonry
brick
granite
orange
renaissance revival

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • This was the tallest building in Kansas City when completed. The building features extensive terra cotta ornamentation and eagle sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
  • Widely regarded as the first skyscraper of Kansas City, the New York Life Building has load-bearing walls of masonry and is faced with granite, brownstone, brick, and terra cotta.
  • Aquila Energy Corporation, an international company listed on NASDAQ, purchased this building for a headquarters location and did a complete renovation in 1992.
  • The building has state and federal historic status.
  • Although the corporate name was changed to Aquila in the early '90s, many local people still call it "MO-PUB," short for its former name, Missouri Public Service Gas and Energy Company.

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Location

20 West 9th Street
64105
U.S.A.

Technical Data

180.00 ft
180.00 ft
13
2
1888
1992
5

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

general contractor

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark