Crowne Plaza Hotel Billings
|Crowne Plaza Billings|
|Location||27 North 27th Street, Billings, Montana, United States|
|Antenna spire||256 ft (78 m)|
|Roof||245 ft (75 m)|
|Lifts/elevators||6 guest and 2 service|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Harrison G. Fagg & Associates|
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. It is used primarily for hotel space, and is the tallest hotel building in Montana.
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. Upon its completion in 1980, the building was declared the tallest load-bearing brick structure in the world by the Brick Institute of America. 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.
- First Interstate Center
- List of tallest buildings in Billings
- List of tallest buildings by U.S. state
- "Crowne Plaza Billings". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-10.
- "Crowne Plaza Billings". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-10.
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