Cordell Hull State Office Building

The Cordell Hull State Office Building is a historic building in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cordell Hull State Office Building
General information
Location425 5th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Construction started1952
Technical details
Floor count10

Location edit

The building is located on the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol, at 425 Rep. John Lewis Way North in Nashville, Tennessee.[1][2][3]

History edit

The building was constructed from 1952 to 1954.[2] It is 120 feet in height, an area of 348,606 square feet, with ten stories.[2] It was designed in the Art Deco architectural style.[2] It was named in honor of Cordell Hull (1871–1955), a Tennessean who served as the 47th United States Secretary of State from 1933 to 1944, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In 2013, Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSEJLL) suggested it should be demolished, although the plan was questioned by journalists and preservationists.[1][3] After a petition from preservationists and a study by Centric Architecture suggesting it would cost more to demolish it and build a new building instead of refurbishing it, it was stalled.[1]

It was announced in 2015 that the Cordell Hull Building would be renovated, and the Legislature would move its scattered offices from the Legislative Plaza, War Memorial Building and Rachel Jackson Building. A new tunnel to connect Cordell Hull to the Capitol was under construction in 2016. Projected completion for the entire project was Fall 2017.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Phil Williams, Study Offers New Hope For Cordell Hull Building Archived 2014-08-20 at the Wayback Machine, WTVF, August 18, 2014
  2. ^ a b c d Cordell Hull State Office Building, Emporis
  3. ^ a b Christine Kreyling, In architecture, as plans to tear down the Cordell Hull building show, the recent past gets no respect, Nashville Scene
  4. ^ "Will Tennesseans Treasure This Legislative Office Building As Much As Preservationists? | Nashville Public Radio". Archived from the original on 2016-06-21.

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