Compass Bank Building (Albuquerque)
|Compass Bank Building|
Viewed from 6th Street NW
|Former names||National Building|
|Location||505 Marquette Avenue NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Antenna spire||82.9 m (272 ft)|
|Roof||72.5 m (238 ft)|
|Floor area||232,900 sq ft (21,640 m2)|
The Compass Bank Building, originally known as the National Building, is a highrise office building in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was the tallest building in New Mexico from its opening in 1966 until the completion of the Albuquerque Plaza towers in 1990, and is now the third tallest. It is 238 feet (73 m) tall and has 18 stories, the lowest six of which are occupied by a parking garage. With the rooftop antennas included it reaches a height of 272 feet (83 m).
Ground was broken on the building on January 25, 1965 and it was completed the following year, surpassing the Bank of the West Tower to become the tallest building in the city. The project was developed by the National Building Corporation of Tennessee.
- "Groundbreaking". Santa Fe New Mexican (NM). AP. January 24, 1965. p. A6.
- "New View from the Top". Albuquerque Tribune (NM). June 28, 1966. p. A1.
- Moskos, Harry (August 15, 2004). "Where It's Happening". The Albuquerque Journal (NM).
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