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R&T Lofts

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Identification

R&T Lofts
Des Moines Register & Tribune Building, Register & Tribune Building
123045

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
modernism

Usages

rental apartments
shop(s) restaurant

Facts

  • The Register and Tribune Building was originally built as a 14-story beaux-arts style building. Two Doric columns extended from the second to the fourth floor, and four Corinthian columns from the 11th to the 13th floor.
  • Two murals by Russell Cowles on the walls of the business office represented the Functions of the Newspaper and Freedom of Speech.
  • The 4-story art-moderne addition was added in 1948. The main tower was re-clad with a modern international style skin in 1961.
  • The building was converted from offices to apartments in 2017.

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Location

713-727 Locust Street
401-417 8th Street
717 Locust Street
50309
Des Moines
Iowa
U.S.A.

Technical Data

180.27 ft
180.27 ft
170.27 ft
14
1918
1948
1961
2017

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1961

2017

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