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Identifikation

Boulevard Tower
United Carbon Building, Nelson Building, Stanley Building
127256

Karte

Struktur allgemein

Hochhaus
existent [fertiggestellt]
Biegesteifer Rahmen
Stahl
Pfahlgründung
Backstein
Granit
Mauerwerk
schwarz dunkelgelb
Frühe Moderne

Nutzung

Gewerbl. Büroflächen

Fakten

  • The United Carbon Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
  • The tower has ribbon windows alternating with gold brick spandrels, combining with the black granite base to represent the developer's corporate colors.
  • The rounded corners set this building apart as a significant early work of the International Style.
  • Its foundation features 315 concrete piles driven 48 feet below street level.
  • The facade at the ground level features Minnesota black granite and Virginia alberene stone.
  • The original sidewalks surrounding the building featured a special mix of concrete combined with a pigment of carbon black, to complement the building's black and gold facade.
  • The bronze sculpture at the main entrance was created by Robert E. Martens, and is representative of all the workers of the company.
  • Originally commissioned in 1939 as the national headquarters of the United Carbon Company, and would subsequently serve as its headquarters from 1941-1950.
  • The black and gold color scheme of the building was carried out to mirror the corporate colors of the United Carbon Company.

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Ort

1018 Kanawha Boulevard East
1 Broad Street
1018 Kanawha Boulevard East
25301
Charleston
West Virginia
U.S.A.

Technische Daten

157,00 ft
157,00 ft
131,00 ft
12
2
1940
1941

Beteiligte Firmen


Eliel Saarinen

Besondere Eigenschaften

  • Eines der bekannten Bauwerke dieser Stadt
  • Nationales Denkmal
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