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AT&T Long Lines Building

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Identification

AT&T Long Lines Building
AT&T Communications Building
121876

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
light brown
modernism

Usages

switching station
institutional office

Facts

  • This structure was built in anticipation of burgeoning technology and was constructed in five phases over nearly 25 years.
  • There have been several fiber optics updates of existing equipment as new floors with new capabilities were added.
  • The microwave radio towers atop this structure have been removed because of obsolesence; having been replaced by AT&T's new fiber-optic cable network.
  • The smaller of the two radio towers (shown left above) was built in 1961. With advancing technology, the taller tower (also shown) was added in 1981. The larger tower is estimated to have weighed 300,000 pounds.
  • Because each of the towers were embedded into the building's foundation, each will be "stubbed off" and capped slightly above roof level, leaving an appearance similar to the small elevator operating room on top of most older high-rises.

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Location

1425 Oak Street
1425 Oak Street
64106
Kansas City
Missouri
U.S.A.

Technical Data

304.00 ft
304.00 ft
20
4
1961
1973
1992
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