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One Shell Square

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Identification

One Shell Square
122867

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
tube-in-tube
composite structure
travertine
white
international style

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The building's structure is a double tube system, with a steel core and a concrete perimeter.
  • One Shell Square is the largest office high-rise in New Orleans and is located at the heart of the Central Business District.
  • The structure is clad in Italian travertine and bronze glass.
  • Tallest building in the Southeastern United States from 1972-1976 when it was surpassed by the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta.
  • Mimic's the design of Houston's One Shell Plaza completed one year earlier, designed by the same firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.
  • Tallest building in Louisiana. See the Best Western St. Christopher Hotel of New Orleans' tallest building since 1893.

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Location

701-721 Poydras Street
401-445 St. Charles Avenue, 700-720 Perdido Street
701 Poydras Street
70139
New Orleans
Louisiana
U.S.A.

Technical Data

697.01 ft
697.01 ft
697.01 ft
679.01 ft
51
1972
782

Involved Companies


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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