Crowne Plaza Hotel Billings

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Crowne Plaza Billings
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General information
Type Hotel, Restaurant
Location 27 North 27th Street, Billings, Montana, United States
Coordinates 45°46′56″N 108°30′13″W / 45.78215°N 108.50368°W / 45.78215; -108.50368Coordinates: 45°46′56″N 108°30′13″W / 45.78215°N 108.50368°W / 45.78215; -108.50368
Construction started 1979
Completed 1980
Height
Antenna spire 256 ft (78 m)
Roof 245 ft (75 m)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Lifts/elevators 6 guest and 2 service
Design and construction
Architect Harrison G. Fagg & Associates
References
[1][2]

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Billings, formerly known as the Sheraton Billings Hotel, is a high-rise located in the Downtown Business District of Billings, Montana. It is the second-tallest building in the northern Rocky Mountain region and was the tallest from 1980 - 1985 until the completion of the First Interstate Center, also in Billings. Construction started on the building in 1979 and was completed in 1980; it rises 245 feet (75 m) in height.[2] It is used primarily for hotel space, and is the tallest hotel building in Montana.[1]

The Crowne Plaza is unusual among high-rises in that it is built almost entirely of bricks in an applied masonry facade; the structure contains 2,372,982 red clay bricks that were formed in an 1869 kiln.[1][2] Upon its completion in 1980, the building was declared the tallest load-bearing brick structure in the world by the Brick Institute of America.[2] The building has twenty two above ground floors with a fine dining restaurant on the twentieth floor. Locally the Crowne Plaza building is also known as big brown. It is connected to a seven level city parking garage and the historic grand building via sky bridges.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Crowne Plaza Billings". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Crowne Plaza Billings". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  3. ^ http://www.emporis.com/building/crowne-plaza-billings-mt-usa
Preceded by
Wells Fargo Plaza (Billings)
Tallest Building in Billings & Montana
1980–1985
75m
Succeeded by
First Interstate Center