Plaza Building (Des Moines, Iowa)

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Plaza Building
Photo theplaza north-eastside des moines iowa usa 2009-03-15.JPG
General information
Type Residential
Location 300 Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Coordinates 41°35′10″N 93°37′17″W / 41.58611°N 93.62139°W / 41.58611; -93.62139Coordinates: 41°35′10″N 93°37′17″W / 41.58611°N 93.62139°W / 41.58611; -93.62139
Completed November of 1985
Roof 340 ft (100 m)
Top floor 25th (Pool on third floor)
Technical details
Floor count 25 (With a two-story Underground Garage)
Lifts/elevators Three
Design and construction
Architect Stageberg Beyer Sachs, Inc.

The Plaza Building, also known as the The Plaza Condominiums, is a high-rise condominium building located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, United States. The building rises 25 floors and 340 feet (104 m) in height.[1] It is currently the 5th-tallest building in the city.[1] Designed by the architectural firm of Stageberg Beyer Sachs, Inc., the building was completed in 1985. It is essentially a modernist building, but it exhibits elements of the Postmodern style. These are found in the light and dark colored banding at the base and the blue hipped and gabled roof.[1]


In the 1980's, the Plaza joined the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines and Nollen Plaza (Now Cowles Commons) in helping to spur the revival of the downtown area. The Plaza overlooks these cultural attractions and one of the benefits of the building's design is that it is positioned at a 45-degree angle to give sunlight and views to as many residents as possible. Over the years, The Plaza has proven itself as a luxury living solution for downtown Des Moines with a continued return on investment.

There are currently 186 residential units with guidelines on the number of units that can be subleased to ensure owner interest in the building. Units vary from 650 to 5,000 square feet. The building is connected to the Des Moines Skywalk system, and has its own parking garage for residents underground. There is also a work out room as well as a pool on the third floor.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Plaza Building". Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. ^ "The Plaza". Retrieved 2012-01-10. 

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