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.

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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.