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Equitable Building

Identification

Equitable Building
Equitable Life Assurance Company
123041

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
neo-gothic

Usages

residential condominium

Facts

  • 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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Location

604 Locust Street
50309
Des Moines
Iowa
U.S.A.

Technical Data

318.00 ft
318.00 ft
318.00 ft
19
1922
1924
9

Involved Companies

general contractor
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