Equitable Life Assurance Company
Structure in general
- For many years the Equitable Building was the tallest building in Iowa.
- The facade is of red brick trimmed with Vermont granite and terra-cotta.
- From a distance, the building's outstanding feature is the rooftop lantern, with elongated round-arched windows, terra-cotta paneling, and a spirelike roof.
- Although the details are unmistakably Gothic Revival, the overall organization is classical, reflecting the ability of the architects to effectively blend different architectural styles.
- The Equitable Building was named one of the 50 Most Significant Iowa Buildings of the 20th Century by the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
- This building underwent conversion from office to residential condominiums in 2006.
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