The south elevation of the PNM Building
|Location||414 Silver Avenue SW
|Roof||56 m (184 ft)|
|Floor area||128,000 square feet (11,900 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||J.R. Brannand Construction Co.
C.H. Leavell & Co.
The PNM Building is a 12-story office tower located at 414 Silver Avenue SW in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is 56 m (184 ft) tall, making it the eighth tallest building in the city. It was built as the new headquarters of the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), replacing the utility's previous headquarters on Central Avenue. Ground was broken for the new building on May 31, 1966 and it opened for business on February 12, 1968. The project cost $4 million.
In 1980, PNM added a second building called Alvarado Square, which is eight stories high and spans two blocks across Silver Avenue with 212,000 square feet (19,700 m2) of space. PNM eventually vacated Alvarado square in 2012, but continues to use the older headquarters building.
- "Public Service Co. starts work on 12-story building". Albuquerque Journal. June 1, 1966. Retrieved October 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Hartranft, Michael (March 7, 2012). "Staff consolidation: Leaner PNM to vacate Alvarado Square offices in anticipation of saving up to $1 million a year". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved October 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Moving day". Albuquerque Journal. February 12, 1968. Retrieved October 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- PNM Building (Emporis)