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One Shell Square

701 Poydras Street
New Orleans LA United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1972
Floor Count51
Floor Area190,658 m²
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - landing pad
Architectural Style
 - international
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - stone
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof697 ftRussell Marchand
Property Manager
Main roof679 ftRussell Marchand
Property Manager

Description
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Developer: Hines Interests Limited Partnership
Tenant: Ernst & Young

• This is New Orlean's tallest and largest building.

• The facade is made of tavertine stone, with bronzed glass windows.

• One Shell Square has a similar design to Houston's One Shell Plaza completed one year earlier, and was also designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Houston's One Shell Plaza is just five meters taller.

• Was the tallest building the Southeastern United States from 1972 to 1976 when the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta surpassed it.

• One Shell Square was the first southern skyscraper to surpass the 200 meter mark.

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