Gold Building

Building in New Mexico, United States

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New Mexico Bank & Trust Building
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Alternative namesBank of New Mexico Building
First Interstate Bank Building
Gold Building
Record height
Preceded bySimms Building
Surpassed byBank of the West Tower
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Architectural styleModernism
Location320 Gold Avenue SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Coordinates35°04′59″N 106°39′05″W / 35.083182°N 106.651452°W / 35.083182; -106.651452Coordinates: 35°04′59″N 106°39′05″W / 35.083182°N 106.651452°W / 35.083182; -106.651452
Construction started1959
Cost$4 million[1]
Roof62 m (203 ft)
Technical details
Floor count14
Floor area108,000 sq ft (10,000 m2)[2]
Design and construction
ArchitectW.C. Kruger & Associates

The New Mexico Bank & Trust Building is a 14-story, 62 m (203 ft) office skyscraper on Gold Avenue in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is the sixth-tallest building in the city. When completed in 1961, it surpassed the Simms Building to become the tallest building in the state, and was itself surpassed by the Bank of the West Tower two years later.

The Bank of New Mexico Building, as it was originally known, was built in 1959–1961 on the site of the old Wright's Trading Post building at Fourth and Gold. The building was dedicated on January 16, 1961, in a ceremony featuring Native American dancers and a speech by a sombrero-wearing Winthrop Rockefeller, who was one of the original owners.

The building's main 12-story block has black tinted glass curtain walls on the north and south sides, while the windowless east and west sides and the protruding elevator shaft on the south side are faced with brick. It sits atop a larger one-story base, with a recessed second story in between. The architect was Willard C. Kruger.

  1. ^ a b Brimberg, Judith (January 17, 1961). "500 persons attend new bank opening". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved October 22, 2017 – via
  2. ^ Moskos, Harry (August 15, 2004). "Where It's Happening". The Albuquerque Journal. NM.
  3. ^ New Mexico Bank & Trust Building at Emporis
  4. ^ "New Mexico Bank & Trust Building". SkyscraperPage.
  5. ^ New Mexico Bank & Trust Building at Structurae

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