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Crowne Plaza

Identification

Crowne Plaza
The Billings Sheraton, Sheraton Billings Hotel
128840

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
masonry
brick
curtain wall
applied masonry
red
modernism

Usage

hotel
land-line phone transmission radio transmission

Facts

  • There were 2,372,982 bricks used for the hotel's construction.
  • The bricks were made out of red clay that's found south of Billings and the bricks were formed in an 1869 kiln.
  • It was declared the tallest load-bearing brick masonry building in the world by the Brick Institute of America upon completion.
  • There is a restaurant on the 20th floor called the Lucky Diamond. The restaurant has spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, the Rims and the city.
  • Features 16,000 square feet of meeting space.
  • The average brick size is 3" x 12".
  • Nicknamed the "Big Brown Brick Building" and "Big Brown" even though the facade is dark red.
  • Built on the site of the former Smith Building, which burned to the ground in 1976.
  • Opened in September of 1980.
  • About 125 construction workers worked on the building.
  • Two doors set into the brick open into thin air on the second floor with no balcony. The origional blueprints tell that the doors are for a future parking expansion.
  • The elevator buttons claims 23 stories, it accualy has 22 floors because the building has no 13th floor.
  • Tallest hotel in Montana.
  • The Crowne Plaza Billings has hosted 4 U.S. Presidents.
  • Tallest building in Billings and in Montana from 1980 to 1985 until the completion of the First Interstate Center.
  • A US10 Million dollar interior and exterior renovations are planned for the hotel and planned to be completed in mid-2008.

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Location

27 North 27th Street
59101
U.S.A.

Technical Data

256.00 ft
245.00 ft
245.00 ft
140.00 ft
165.00 ft
22
1978
1980
12.00 ft
6
$18,000,000

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

facade supplier, owner, property management, tenant

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Aircraft warning lights installed
  • Fountain is present in building
  • Illuminated logo on the facade
  • Transmission antenna on roof