Lamar Building

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Lamar Building
Augustagaskyline.jpg
The Lamar Building is the tallest building in this picture of the downtown Augusta skyline.
General information
Type office
Location 753 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia
Completed 1918
Owner RDC Properties, LLC
Height
Roof 279 ft (85.0 m)
Top floor 234 ft (71.3 m)
Technical details
Floor count 17
Lifts/elevators 3
Design and construction
Architect I.M. Pei & Partners; G. Lloyd Preacher; William Lee Stoddart
Website

www.thelamarbuilding.com

Lamar Building
Site of building in U.S. state of Georgia
Lamar Building is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Lamar Building
Location 753 Broad St., Augusta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°28′31″N 81°57′54″W / 33.47528°N 81.96500°W / 33.47528; -81.96500Coordinates: 33°28′31″N 81°57′54″W / 33.47528°N 81.96500°W / 33.47528; -81.96500
Area 0.3 acres (0.1 ha)
Built 1913
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79000744[1]
Added to NRHP April 24, 1979

The Lamar Building is a 17-story skyscraper in Augusta, Georgia. It was scheduled to be completed in 1916, but a fire forced crews to demolish the building and restart. It was finally completed in 1918. A penthouse level was added in 1976, designed by I. M. Pei. In July 2011, the architectural critic James Howard Kunstler labeled it his "Eyesore of the Month", saying the addition is reminiscent of a Darth Vader helmet.[2]

It was the tallest building in Augusta from 1976 until 1993, when River Place Condominiums surpassed it. The SunTrust Bank Building stands next to the Lamar Building and has been called its "sister building".[3]

The Lamar Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ James Howard Kunstler, Eyesore of the Month, July 2011
  3. ^ Lamar Building, Augusta, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-08-07