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Ruan Center

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Identification

Ruan Center
123043

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
caisson foundation
cor-ten steel
curtain wall
dark brown
international style

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The exterior skin is composed of 1,600 US tons of cor-ten steel.
  • 4,700 US tons of structural steel were used in the building's frame.
  • The south side of this site was formerly occupied by The Chamberlain Hotel.
  • This was the tallest building in Iowa from 1974 until 1990 when it was surpassed by 801 Grand.
  • It was named one of the 50 Most Significant Iowa Buildings of the 20th Century by the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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Location

612-666 Grand Avenue
409-423 7th Street
666 Grand Avenue
50309
Ruan Center
Des Moines
Iowa
U.S.A.

Technical Data

459.68 ft
12.00 ft
8.50 ft
143.00 ft
101.00 ft
36
1973
1975
13
4

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