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Southwestern Bell Building
Southwestern Bell Building, top, StL.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Neo-Gothic
Location 1010 Pine Street
St. Louis, Missouri
Coordinates 38°37′41″N 90°11′44″W / 38.6281°N 90.1955°W / 38.6281; -90.1955Coordinates: 38°37′41″N 90°11′44″W / 38.6281°N 90.1955°W / 38.6281; -90.1955
Completed 1926; 95 years ago (1926)
Roof 121.0 m (397.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 28
Design and construction
Architect Mauran, Russell, & Crowell

The Southwestern Bell Building is a 28-story, 121.0 m (397.0 ft) skyscraper constructed to be the headquarters of Southwestern Bell Telephone in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. At the time of its construction it was Missouri's tallest building.

The building, which was one of the first in St. Louis to use setbacks, has 17 individual roofs.

Its architect was Mauran, Russell & Crowell, who also designed the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis and the Railway Exchange Building (St. Louis). I.R. Timlin, Southwestern Bell's company architect, was associate architect on the project.

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