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Indiana Michigan Power Center
Edificio del Summit Bank, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Estados Unidos, 2012-11-12, DD 01.jpg
Indiana Michigan Power Center, looking north from South Calhoun Street and West Jefferson Boulevard.
Former names One Summit Square (1992-2014), Summit National Bank Building (1982-1992)
General information
Type Office
Location 101 East Washington Boulevard
Fort Wayne, Indiana
United States
Coordinates 41°4′40.86″N 85°8′19.98″W / 41.0780167°N 85.1388833°W / 41.0780167; -85.1388833Coordinates: 41°4′40.86″N 85°8′19.98″W / 41.0780167°N 85.1388833°W / 41.0780167; -85.1388833
Construction started 1978
Completed 1982
Height
Roof 442 feet (135 m)
Technical details
Floor count 27
Floor area 270,000 sq ft (25,084 m2)
Lifts/elevators 10 (8 main, 1 service, 1 to basement)
Design and construction
Architect Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates

Indiana Michigan Power Center, previously known as One Summit Square and also known as the Summit National Bank Building after one of its original tenants, is the tallest office building in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States, as well as the tallest reinforced concrete building in the state of Indiana.[1]

One Summit Square is a Modern 27-story building which stands at 134.7 m (442 ft). Designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, the building is unique in that it was built to give the illusion of two buildings, the adjoining tower housing the elevators. The original plan called for a second 20-story office tower and a 9-story hotel that were never built.[1] A plaza with trees and landscaping now resides on the land where the other towers were to have been built, which is now home to food trucks and farmer's markets.

Originally, the tenants of One Summit Square were electricity provider Indiana Michigan Power along with Summit Bank and its holding company Summcorp (the largest bank in Fort Wayne at the time). Through a succession of mergers, One Summit Square eventually became the Northeast Indiana market headquarters for JPMorgan Chase; Indiana Michigan Power also remains a tenant, along with Barnes & Thornburg. In addition to J.P. Morgan wealth management and local market offices, JPMorgan Chase continues to maintain a Chase retail banking branch (with drive-thru banking and two ATMs) on the first floor.

The partnership that owned One Summit Square was to have ended in 2016, which would have required the tenants to find new homes. However, Hanning & Bean Enterprises, Inc. along with Simon Dragan and Pat Bruggeman purchased the building from the partnership in 2014 for $12 million, pledging $5 million in renovations.[2] The new owners signed new long-term leases with both AEP and JPMorgan Chase. As a result of these changes, One Summit Square was renamed Indiana Michigan Power Center with added signage on the west and east facades of the building. The owners are also considering new uses for vacant floors.

Until 2014, the thirteenth floor also housed the Window Garden Café, a Sodexo-managed cafeteria. The new owners of the building are currently looking for a replacement restaurant.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Indiana Michigan Power once had a bill-paying office on the first floor, directly across the hallway from the Chase branch. Because of the increasing ability to pay bills online and in stores, the office was eventually closed.
  • Until their merger with Old National Bank, locally-based Tower Bank maintained a billboard directly across the street from the Indiana Michigan Power Center, positioned so one could see it when driving to the Chase branch's drive-up tellers and ATM. Following the merger's close in April 2014 until February 2015, Old National continued to lease space on the billboard.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b One Summit Square, Emporis.com
  2. ^ "One Summit Square purchased by Hanning & Bean". WANE-TV. Retrieved 2015-05-10. 

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