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Travelers Tower
Travelers Tower, Hartford, CT - view 1.JPG
Former namesOne Tower Square
CitiGroup Building
General information
StatusComplete
TypeCommercial offices
Architectural style Neoclassical - Beaux-Arts
Location27 Grove Street
Hartford, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°45′50″N 72°40′21″W / 41.7638°N 72.6724°W / 41.7638; -72.6724
TRAVELERS TOWER Latitude and Longitude:

41°45′50″N 72°40′21″W / 41.7638°N 72.6724°W / 41.7638; -72.6724
Completed1919
Height160.63 m (527.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count34
Lifts/elevators6
Design and construction
Architect Donn Barber
References
[1] [2] [3] [4]

Travelers Tower is a 24-story, 160.63 m (527.0 ft) skyscraper in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Travelers Tower was the seventh tallest building in the world when it was constructed in 1919, and is currently the second tallest building in Hartford. Travelers Tower is the fourth headquarters of Travelers Insurance Company. The architect of Travelers Tower was Donn Barber, who also designed the Connecticut State Library, Supreme Court Building and The Hartford Times Building. [5]

The tower is actually an extension of two other buildings of which it begins at the tenth floor so it is sometimes considered to have 34 floors. At the 27th floor is an open observation deck. [6] The top of the building has become a nesting spot for peregrine falcons, which are observed by web cameras. [7] Due to maintenance to the tower, the web cameras have been taken offline and the nest box has been relocated to the Travelers Plaza Building. [8]

References

  1. ^ "Travelers Tower". CTBUH Skyscraper Database.
  2. ^ Travelers Tower at Emporis
  3. ^ "Travelers Tower". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ Travelers Tower at Structurae
  5. ^ Karen O'Maxfield (15 November 2011). "Travelers Tower". Studio O'Maxfield. Archived from the original on 29 May 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Tower History". Travelers. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  7. ^ "The Peregrine Watch at Travelers Tower". Travelers. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  8. ^ "The Peregrine Watch at Travelers Tower". Travelers. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.