Albuquerque Plaza

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Albuquerque Plaza
Albuquerque Plaza Albuquerque.jpg
Albuquerque Plaza (left) and Hyatt Regency Albuquerque (right), seen from Civic Plaza
Alternative names Bank of Albuquerque Tower
Record height
Preceded by Compass Bank Building
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 201 Third Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Coordinates 35°05′08″N 106°39′01″W / 35.08568°N 106.65035°W / 35.08568; -106.65035Coordinates: 35°05′08″N 106°39′01″W / 35.08568°N 106.65035°W / 35.08568; -106.65035
Completed 1990
Owner Allegiance Realty Corporation
Management Allegiance Realty Corporation
Roof 107 m (351 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Floor area 357,000 sq ft (33,200 m2)
19,318 sq ft (1,794.7 m2) (retail)
Lifts/elevators 8
Design and construction
Architect Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum
Structural engineer Brockette Davis Drake
Main contractor HCB Contractors

Albuquerque Plaza, also known as the Bank of Albuquerque Tower, is a 107 m (351 ft) high-rise on the south side of Civic Plaza 201 Third Street NW, in Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is the taller of a two tower complex that contains class-A office space connected at ground level by a two-story promenade containing retail space connecting to the shorter Hyatt Regency Albuquerque hotel tower. At 22 stories it is the tallest building in New Mexico. The hotel tower, with 20 stories, is the state's second tallest building at 78.03 m (256.0 ft). Their similar height, color, and pyramidal roofs make them the focal point of the Albuquerque skyline.

Albuquerque Plaza complex was designed by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum and built in 1990.

Major tenants[edit]

With its central location in the downtown Albuquerque business district, and proximity to federal and state courthouses, the building is home to several major local law firms and GSA offices,[5] and serves as headquarters for the Bank of Albuquerque, National Association.

Environmental impact[edit]

In addition to providing downtown Albuquerque with 357,000 sq ft (33,200 m2). of commercial office space, the tallest building in New Mexico is also one of the state’s most sustainable structures. Albuquerque Plaza, utilizes a hybrid thermal energy storage system from CALMAC. The system helps alleviate the building’s dependence on the electric grid, cut carbon emissions and reduces the energy required to cool its occupants.[6] For over 20 years, shifting the electric demand used to cool the building from on-peak to off-peak hours has saved the property over US$1.2 million on electric utility bills. In 2002, the Bank of Albuquerque Tower was awarded BOMA’s “Office Building of the Year” award, which considers energy conservation as part of its judging criteria.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Albuquerque Plaza". CTBUH Skyscraper Database. 
  2. ^ Albuquerque Plaza at Emporis
  3. ^ "Albuquerque Plaza". SkyscraperPage. 
  4. ^ Albuquerque Plaza at Structurae
  5. ^ "Albuquerque Plaza". Allegiance Realty. 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Janice Lin; Giovanni Damato (28 June 2010). "How Storage Can Help Get Rid of Peaker Plants". Greentech Media. Archived from the original on 1 September 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  7. ^ Kathi Schroeder (November 29, 2002). "BOMA hands out five TOBY awards". New Mexico Business Weekly. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 

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