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Begich Towers

Identification

Begich Towers
Hodge Building, BTI
200677

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
modernism

Usages

residential commercial office hotel city hall library
mercantile

Facts

  • There is a 60-yard long tunnel running between the building and the local school so that students need not venture out into the winter weather.
  • Converted to condominiums in 1964.
  • The city's only other residence is the Whittier Manor.
  • An oddity in the world, virtually the entire city lives in just one building.
  • Built by the Army Corps of Engineers for bachelors quarters and family housing.
  • Referred to by many residents as the Big House or BTI (Begich Towers Incorporated).
  • When constructed this was Alaska's tallest building.

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Location

110 Kenai Street
99693
Whittier
Alaska
U.S.A.

Technical Data

170.76 ft
206.00 ft
96.00 ft
14
1956
4
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