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New York Life Insurance Building

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Identification

New York Life Insurance Building
Exchange Bank Building
102883

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Structure in General

low-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
steel

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The New York Life Insurance Building was demolished to make way for the Alliance Bank Center.
  • The building was an eclectic mix of neo-classical and flemish archictectural styles.
  • Originally three bays wide to the north and two bays wide to the south, an addition to the south around 1931 balanced the building's profile.
  • The New York Life Eagle, a bronze sculpture designed by Louis and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, adorned the top of this building for 77 years. The 10 foot tall, 12 foot wingspan Eagle was moved in 2007 to Summit Lookout Park (corner of Summit Avenue & Ramsey Street) overlooking Downtown St. Paul and the Mississippi River.
  • The same architects also designed a New York Life Insurance Building in neighboring Minneapolis. Built at approximately the same time, this building stood nine years longer than its companion in Minneapolis.
  • Fire Insurance maps indicate this building was 130 feet to the main roof.

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Location

385-395 Minnesota Street
80 East 6th Street
395 Minnesota Street
Downtown
St. Paul
Minnesota
U.S.A.

Technical Data

130.00 ft
11
1889
1967

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