Structure in General
- 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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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