Life & Casualty Tower

Skyscraper in Nashville, Tennessee

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Life & Casualty Tower
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General information
TypeOffice
Location401 Church Street
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Coordinates36°09′49″N 86°46′45″W / 36.1635305556°N 86.7791702758°W / 36.1635305556; -86.7791702758Coordinates: 36°09′49″N 86°46′45″W / 36.1635305556°N 86.7791702758°W / 36.1635305556; -86.7791702758
Completed1957
Height
Antenna spire500 feet (150 m)
Roof410 feet (120 m)
Technical details
Floor count30
Floor area831,394 sq ft (77,239.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectEdwin A. Keeble
Structural engineerRoss Bryan Associates
Main contractorHenry C. Beck Company

The Life & Casualty Tower (also known as the L & C Tower) is a skyscraper in Nashville, Tennessee located at 401 Church Street. It stands 152.5 meters (409 ft) and has 30 floors. It was designed by Edwin A. Keeble, with structural engineering done by Ross Bryan Associates, and was finished in 1957. It was Nashville's first true skyscraper and the tallest in Tennessee until 1965, when 100 North Main Street in Memphis surpassed it.

Exterior materials are limestone, granite, and bright green glass windows. Intersecting curves and angles at the building's base focus attention on the entrance, which angles out to the corner of Church Street and 4th Avenue.

In the building's early days, the L&C sign at its apex functioned as a weather beacon, changing color to indicate the weather forecast.[2][3]

L&C Tower Entrance
Looking up at the L&C
  1. ^ "William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2009-02-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.cardcow.com/21559/life-and-casualty-tower-nashville-us-state-town-views-tennessee-nashville/

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