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City-County Building

Identification

City-County Building
118692

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
glass
black
international style

Usages

governmental office city hall court house
parking

Facts

  • An indoor observation deck is located on the 28th floor. It is reached by freight elevator to the 26th floor and then by a separate elevator to the 28th floor.
  • The building served to consolidate the government for the city of Indianapolis, the nine townships of Marion County, the Indianapolis Police Department, and the Marion County Courts. It preceded UNIGOV by almost ten years.
  • This remains the tallest building in the city designed solely by Indianapolis-based architects.
  • According to a Building Fact Sheet, the east and west wings are 98 feet 11 inches tall.
  • Tallest building in Indiana from 1962-1970, when One Indiana Square was completed.
  • This was the first building in Indianapolis to rise higher than the Soldiers & Sailors Monument.
  • Ground was broken on February 1, 1960; the cornerstone was laid on December 21, 1960, and first occupancy occurred on January 2, 1962.
  • Many city government functions moved here from the Old Indianapolis City Hall, and the previous Marion County Courthouse that stood on the same block just to the south was eventually demolished.
  • This is the tallest building in Indianapolis completed during the 1960s.
  • The building is on the north side of the block, set back from Washington Street. This open plaza was the site of the original Marion County Courthouse, demolished after this building was completed.

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Location

200 East Washington Street
46204
Center Township
Indianapolis
Indiana
U.S.A.

Technical Data

113.46 m
113.46 m
28
2
1960
Jan 1962
13

Involved Companies

client, consultant, general contractor, landscape architect, mechanical engineering, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • Observation deck on roof
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