EMC Insurance Building

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EMC Insurance Building
Photo EMCBuilding south-eastside des moines usa 2008-04-27.JPG
General information
Type Office
Location 700 Walnut Street , Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Coordinates 41°35′6″N 93°37′33″W / 41.58500°N 93.62583°W / 41.58500; -93.62583Coordinates: 41°35′6″N 93°37′33″W / 41.58500°N 93.62583°W / 41.58500; -93.62583
Completed 1997
Roof 325 ft (99 m)
Technical details
Floor count 19
Design and construction
Architect Brooks Borg Skiles Architecture Engineering

The EMC Insurance Building is a high-rise office building located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, United States. The building rises 19 floors and 325 feet (99 m) in height.[1] It is currently tied with the HUB Tower as the 6th-tallest building in the city.[1] Designed by Brooks Borg Skiles Architecture Engineering, the building was completed in 1997 for $54 million.[2] The building was named one of the 50 Most Significant Iowa Buildings of the 20th Century by the American Institute of Architects Iowa chapter.[1]

There have been comparisons made between the curves on the back of the building and an Absolut Vodka bottle.

The Fight for Air Climb utilized the stairwells in the EMC Insurance Building on April 8, 2018 in order for participants to raise funds for the American Lung Association.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d "EMC Insurance Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. ^ a b "EMC Insurance Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Step Up to the Challenge". American Lung Association. Retrieved 2018-04-08.