PNM Building

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PNM Building
PNM Building Albuquerque.jpg
The south elevation of the PNM Building
General information
Type Office
Location 414 Silver Avenue SW
Coordinates 35°04′59″N 106°39′08″W / 35.083095°N 106.652119°W / 35.083095; -106.652119Coordinates: 35°04′59″N 106°39′08″W / 35.083095°N 106.652119°W / 35.083095; -106.652119
Construction started 1966
Completed 1968
Cost $4 million[1]
Roof 56 m (184 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 12
Floor area 128,000 square feet (11,900 m2)[2]
Design and construction
Main contractor J.R. Brannand Construction Co.
C.H. Leavell & Co.[1]

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[1] and it opened for business on February 12, 1968. The project cost $4 million.[3]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Public Service Co. starts work on 12-story building". Albuquerque Journal. June 1, 1966. Retrieved October 19, 2017 – via 
  2. ^ a b 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 
  3. ^ "Moving day". Albuquerque Journal. February 12, 1968. Retrieved October 19, 2017 – via 

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