Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The City's First Skyscraper
The Luhrs Tower in downtown Phoenix is the city's very first high-rise building. It was built by George H.N. Luhrs, a Phoenix businessman and it was dedicated on April 1, 1924.
The 14-story building cost $553,000. to build.
For decades, it was the tallest building in the southwest. It has recently gone through a thorough restoration with over ten million dollars in capital improvements. It still offers office space to many businesses and with the light rail running right past the front door, it's an ideal location for commuters.
I love all that detailed trim in a turquoise color that runs from the ground all the way to the very top.
Tomorrow I'll take you inside the lobby for a look at the detailing there.