AT&T Building (Indianapolis)
|AT&T 240 Building|
240 North Meridian Street |
|Roof||321 ft (98 m)|
AT&T Building is a high rise in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was opened in 1932 and is 22 stories tall. It is primarily used for office space and is the headquarters for AT&T in Indiana. The AT&T Building is connected with the AT&T 220 Building, which is located just to the south. The building has been expanded and has achieved its present form only after a few iterations.
The headquarters building previously at this site was completed in 1907. In 1930, Indiana Bell moved the building to make way for the new construction. Over a 34-day period, the 11,000-short-ton (10,000 t) building was shifted 52 feet (16 m) south, rotated 90 degrees, and then shifted again 100 feet (30 m) west. Amazingly, this was done without interrupting customer telephone service or telephone business operations. The new headquarters was completed in 1932, and was 7 stories tall. It was later expanded in the 1940s and 1960s to bring it to its current size and height. The original building that had been moved was demolished in 1963.