Life & Casualty Tower

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Life & Casualty Tower
L&C Tower Nashville.jpg
General information
Type Office
Location 401 Church Street
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Coordinates 36°09′49″N 86°46′45″W / 36.1635305556°N 86.7791702758°W / 36.1635305556; -86.7791702758Coordinates: 36°09′49″N 86°46′45″W / 36.1635305556°N 86.7791702758°W / 36.1635305556; -86.7791702758
Completed 1957
Antenna spire 500 feet (150 m)
Roof 410 feet (120 m)
Technical details
Floor count 30
Floor area 831,394 sq ft (77,239.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
Architect Edwin Keeble
Structural engineer Ross Bryan Associates
Main contractor Henry C. Beck Company

The Life & Casualty Tower (also known as the L & C Tower) is a skyscraper in Nashville, Tennessee located at 401 Church Street. It stands 152.5 meters (409 ft) and has 30 floors. It was designed by Edwin Keeble, with structural engineering made by Ross Bryan Associates, and was finished in 1957. It was Nashville's first skyscraper and the tallest in Tennessee until 1965, when 100 North Main Street in Memphis surpassed it.

Exterior materials are limestone, granite, and bright green glass windows. Intersecting curves and angles at the building's base focus attention on the entrance, which angles out to the corner of Church Street and 4th Avenue.

In the building's early days, the L&C sign at its apex functioned as a weather beacon, changing color to indicate the weather forecast.[2][3]

L&C Tower Entrance
Looking up at the L&C

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Preceded by
The Stahlman
Tallest Building in Nashville
Succeeded by
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower