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Travelers Tower

Identification

Travelers Tower
One Tower Square, CitiGroup Building
122589

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
granite
applied masonry
light brown
neo-classicism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • At its crown is an 81-foot high pyramidal roof topped by a small cupola housing a powerful beacon.
  • The broad north and south elevations contrast sharply with the narrow east and west ends.
  • The primary facade material is pink Westerly granite.
  • The original portion of the building, dating from 1906, stands at 700-704 Main Street.
  • The building was expanded southward to 688 Main Street in 1912.
  • These two earliest portions of the building are eight stories and 137' tall, have a main roof height of 127', and are constructed of a steel frame with brick facing.
  • The Travelers Tower was the 7th tallest building in the world when it was completed.
  • It was the tallest building in New England for many years.
  • Travelers Tower was the first commercial building outside of New York City to rise higher than 500 feet.

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Location

1 Tower Square (27 Grove Street)
06103
Hartford
Connecticut
U.S.A.

Technical Data

527.01 ft
527.01 ft
24
1919
6

Involved Companies

Donn Barber
owner, property management
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