Indianapolis City-County Building

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City-County Building
City and County Building from SSM.JPG
General information
Type Government offices
Location 200 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates 39°46′04.5″N 86°09′20.75″W / 39.767917°N 86.1557639°W / 39.767917; -86.1557639Coordinates: 39°46′04.5″N 86°09′20.75″W / 39.767917°N 86.1557639°W / 39.767917; -86.1557639
Completed 1962
Owner Marion County Building Authority
Roof 372 ft (113 m)
Technical details
Floor count 28
Floor area 532,361 sq ft (49,458.0 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Wright, Porteous & Lowe/Bonar; Lennox, Matthews, Simmons & Ford, Inc.
Structural engineer J. M. Rotz Engineering Co.

The Indianapolis City-County Building is a 28-story building at 200 E. Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana that houses the offices of the consolidated city-county government of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana, known as Unigov, in its 665,534 square feet [1] of office space. It also houses the Marion County Courts and the headquarters of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Indianapolis City-County Council. The office of the Mayor of Indianapolis is on the top floor of the Indianapolis City-County Building.[2]

The building opened in 1962 after two years of construction,[3] at a cost of $22 million.[4] The City-County Building was the first building in the city to be taller than the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, and was the tallest building in the city until 1970.[3]

Prior to the construction of the building, Marion County offices were located in the Marion County Courthouse, which stood on what is now the plaza on the south side of the City-County Building; the courthouse was demolished upon completion of the latter. Indianapolis city offices were located in the Indianapolis City Hall.[5]


  1. ^ "Mayor drops plan to privatize City-County Building". Indianapolis Business Journal. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  2. ^ Price, Nelson (2004). Indianapolis Then & Now. San Diego, California: Thunder Bay Press. p. 38. ISBN 1-59223-208-6. 
  3. ^ a b "City-County Building, Indianapolis". Emporis. Retrieved 2007-12-09. 
  4. ^ Caldwell, Howard; Jones, Darryl (1990). Goodall, Kenneth, ed. Indianapolis. Bloomington, Indiana, United States: Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-32998-1. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  5. ^ Zeigler, Connie J. (1994). "City County Buildings". In Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert G. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. pp. 429–430. ISBN 0-253-31222-1. 

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Preceded by
Indiana Statehouse
Tallest Building in Indianapolis
113 m
Succeeded by
One Indiana Square