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Pennsylvania Power & Light Building

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Identification

Pennsylvania Power & Light Building
PP&L Building
125767

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
caisson foundation
brick
applied masonry
brown
art deco

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The building's exterior features bas-reliefs by the pioneering Ukrainian-born sculptor Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964). Perhaps one of his first commissions in the United States, the sculptures symbolize industry as well as reflecting Ukrainian folk themes.
  • The PP&L had the world's fastest elevators at the time of its opening.
  • Harvey Corbett is credited with designing the Pennsylvania Power & Light Building.
  • His firm later participated in the design of New York's Rockefeller Center. Wallace K. Harrison is particularly well known for his contributions to mid-20th Century design.

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Location

2-24 North 9th Street
901-909 West Hamilton Street
2 North 9th Street
18101
PPL Center
Allentown
Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

Technical Data

321.58 ft
321.58 ft
24
1926
1928
6

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