Kline Biology Tower

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Kline Biology Tower
Yale Kline Biology Tower.JPG
Kline Biology Tower on Science Hill.
General information
Status Complete
Type University
Location 219 Prospect Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511
Coordinates 41°19′02″N 72°55′21″W / 41.3172°N 72.9224°W / 41.3172; -72.9224Coordinates: 41°19′02″N 72°55′21″W / 41.3172°N 72.9224°W / 41.3172; -72.9224
Construction started 1962
Estimated completion 1966
Cost $12 million[1]
Roof 250 ft (76 m)
Technical details
Floor count 16
Design and construction
Architect Philip Johnson
Developer Yale University

Kline Biology Tower is a skyscraper in New Haven, Connecticut. The building is home to the Yale University Department of Biology and is currently the fourth-tallest building in New Haven.[3][4] It was the tallest building in city from 1966 to 1969, and was designed by Philip Johnson,[3] who also designed the nearby—and architecturally related—Kline Geology and Chemistry Laboratories.[5]


Preceded by
Southern New England Telephone Company Administration Building
Tallest Building in New Haven
76 m
Succeeded by
Knights of Columbus Building