Connecticut Mid-Century Modern Office Buildings

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Pirelli Building
West Haven, CT
The Pirelli Building was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1969 for the Armstrong Rubber Company. The building was vacated in 1997. In 2002, IKEA, a home furnishings store, bought the building. The warehouse and part of the building's base were demolished to create more parking space for their new store which opened in 2004. These photos are from 2009. There were plans to use the building for office space. However, as of 2012, the building was still vacant. The original sign also remains and I believe it is also a protected landmark. In 2019, the building was sold and it is currently being adapted as the Hotel Marcel. [map]

Landmark Tower
Stamford, CT
The Landmark Tower is another flared-base office tower. It was built between 1970-1973 and is part of Landmark Square downtown. There seems to be an annual tradition of Santa rappelling down the side of this building. For more, see this website. [map]

High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT
High Ridge Park is a six-building office complex which was designed by Victor Bisharat and built in the mid-1960s. High Ridge Park was part of F.D. Rich's 4.5 million square foot real estate empire in Stamford between the mid-1960s and mid-1980s. The buildings cost $30 million to build and are distributed over 38 acres. They were built to attract corporations leaving New York City. High Ridge Park was initially ridiculed by architecture critics - the building in the top row compared to a spaceship and a hamburger. However, the public was more receptive and lined up for Sunday tours. In late 2003, the complex was sold to George Comfort & Sons Real Estate Company for $86 million. These photos are from 2003 and 2004. For more, see this website. [map]

Prudential Building
Stamford, CT
The Prudential Building, home of Prudential Commercial Real Estate, is just across the street from High Ridge Park. Similar in style, it appears to have been built around the same time. As of 2004, the entire third floor is up for lease. [map]

More Connecticut:
Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. (Bloomfield) [map]
Connecticut Post (Bridgeport)
American Can Headquarters (Greenwich) [map]
former Covenant Mutual Insurance Company (Hartford)
Hartford National Bank and Trust (Hartford)
former Torin Corporation (Torrington)