Tower Building (Washington, D.C.)

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Tower Building
Tower Building - Washington, D.C.JPG
General information
Type Office
Location 1401 K Street,
Washington, D.C., United States
Coordinates 38°54′10″N 77°01′56″W / 38.9028°N 77.0323°W / 38.9028; -77.0323Coordinates: 38°54′10″N 77°01′56″W / 38.9028°N 77.0323°W / 38.9028; -77.0323
Completed 1929
Roof 177 ft (54 m)
Technical details
Floor count 14
Design and construction
Architect Robert F. Beresford
Tower Building
Tower Building (Washington, D.C.) is located in Central Washington, D.C.
Tower Building (Washington, D.C.)
Architectural style Art Deco
NRHP Reference # 95001084
Added to NRHP September 7, 1995

The Tower Building is a historic high-rise building, located at 1401 K Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., United States and is the seventh-tallest commercial building in Washington, D.C.


The building stands at 177 feet (54 m) with 14 floors, and was completed in 1929. It is currently the 10th-tallest building in Washington, D.C. The architect who designed the building was Robert F. Beresford. Other firms that participated in the creation of the building were Bates Warren, WDG Architecture, PLLC, and Harkins Builders, Inc. When completed in 1929, the Tower Building was the first Art Deco office building in Washington, D.C. and was created after the inspiration of the Art Deco exhibition in Paris in 1926. The Tower Building was the city's tallest high-rise at the time of completion in 1929. In 1995, this building was added to the National Register of Historic Places[1][2]

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  1. ^ "The Tower Building". Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  2. ^ "The Tower Building". Retrieved 2008-07-04. 

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