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Identifikation

Alico Building
Amicable Life Building, American-Amicable Life Building
125096

Karte

Struktur allgemein

Hochhaus
existent [fertiggestellt]
Stahl
Backstein
Terra-Cotta
hellbraun
Beaux-Arts / Historismus

Nutzung

Gewerbl. Büroflächen

Fakten

  • Tallest building between Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth.
  • At its completion, the Alico Building was the tallest commercial office building in Texas and the tallest west of the Mississippi.
  • It was the fifth tallest building in the world to be completed in 1911.
  • The top four floors exhibit rich terra cotta detailing.
  • The building has 733 windows, 1,223 doors, and 256,000 bolts or rivets.
  • The foundation extends 52 feet below ground.
  • The building originally had its own water well and electric generator.
  • The total weight of the building is 40,085,200 pounds. It includes 3,736,000 pounds of structural steel and 290,800 pounds of iron.
  • A total of 2,004 train cars were required to haul the construction materials – that is the equivalent of 80 freight trains with 25 cars each or one single train 16 miles long.
  • Two other Texas skyscrapers, both designed by Sanguinet and Staats resemble this building greatly with facade detail; the Burk Burnett Building in Fort Worth and the Rand Building in San Antonio.
  • The Alico Building was one of the few buildings left standing after an F4 tornado wiped out downtown Waco on May 11, 1953.
  • The large red neon letters on top were added in 1959-60.
  • Between 1964 and 1966 the building was modernized to become the Alico Center.
  • The building bears an Official Historical Medallion of the Texas Historical Commission.
  • The building's landmark status is a testament to the early economic growth of Waco.

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Ort

425-427 Austin Avenue
101-107 North Fifth Street
425 Austin Avenue
76701
Alico Center
Waco
Texas
U.S.A.

Technische Daten

303,00 ft
282,00 ft
282,00 ft
246,33 ft
21
1
1910
1911
1966
3

Beteiligte Firmen

Sanguinet & Staats

1966

Jay Frank Powell

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Besondere Eigenschaften

  • Eines der bekannten Bauwerke dieser Stadt
  • Städtischer Denkmalschutz
  • Illuminiertes Logo an der Fassade
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