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Circle Tower

Identification

Circle Tower
118665

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
brick
limestone
applied masonry
light brown
Art Deco

Usages

commercial office mercantile
service branch(es) café

Facts

  • The tallest building directly on Monument Circle, each level above floor 10 features a setback, designed to reduce the amount of shadow cast on the Circle in the morning hours.
  • This is the tallest building in Indianapolis completed during the 1930s.
  • The exterior base is a light pink granite.
  • The lobby has walls of dark polished marble and floors of terrazzo.
  • The Franklin Building and other low-rise buildings were demolished to make way for this building.
  • The facade and entrances feature intricate design elements inspired by Egyptian themes.
  • Located to the east of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument. The west façade curves to follow the edge of Monument Circle.

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Location

55 Monument Circle, 5 East Market Street
46204
Center Township
Indianapolis
Indiana
U.S.A.

Technical Data

190.00 ft
190.00 ft
17
1929
1930
4

Involved Companies

Rubush & Hunter
developer, general contractor, shell construction
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