AT&T Building (Indianapolis)

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AT&T 240 Building
General information
Type Offices
Location 240 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana
Completed 1932
Height
Roof 321 ft (98 m)
Technical details
Floor count 22

AT&T Building is a high rise in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was opened in 1932 and is 22 stories tall. It is primarily used for office space and is the headquarters for AT&T in Indiana. The AT&T Building is connected with the AT&T 220 Building, which is located just to the south. The building has been expanded and has achieved its present form only after a few iterations.

The headquarters building previously at this site was completed in 1907. In 1930, Indiana Bell moved the building to make way for the new construction. Over a 34-day period, the 11,000-short-ton (10,000 t) building was shifted 52 feet (16 m) south, rotated 90 degrees, and then shifted again 100 feet (30 m) west. This was done without interrupting customer telephone service or telephone business operations. The new headquarters was completed in 1932, and was 7 stories tall. It was later expanded in the 1940s and 1960s to bring it to its current size and height. The original building that had been moved was demolished in 1963.[1]

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  1. ^ David J. Bodenhamer; Robert Graham Barrows; David Gordon Vanderstel (1994). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-31222-8. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 

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Coordinates: 39°46′15.34″N 86°09′30.36″W / 39.7709278°N 86.1584333°W / 39.7709278; -86.1584333