John Quincy Adams Tower

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John Quincy Adams Tower
J.Q. Adams Hall, J. Adams Hall and Washington Hall, UMass Amherst, Amherst MA.jpg
John Quincy Adams Hall
(skyscraper on the left)
General information
Type Dormitory
Location 171 Fearing Street
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
United States
Coordinates 42°22′56.05″N 72°31′44.92″W / 42.3822361°N 72.5291444°W / 42.3822361; -72.5291444Coordinates: 42°22′56.05″N 72°31′44.92″W / 42.3822361°N 72.5291444°W / 42.3822361; -72.5291444
Construction started 1964
Completed 1966
Antenna spire 276 feet (84 m)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Design and construction
Architect Hugh A. Stubbins and Associates

The John Quincy Adams Tower, also known as John Quincy Adams Hall, is a skyscraper in Amherst, Massachusetts that is built in the modernist style. It is named after former President of the United States John Quincy Adams. It is part of the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. When was built, it was known as the Southwest (South) Dormitory III. The building is also among the five top tallest dorms at the university and the Umass system.


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