Des Moines Heritage & Modern Buildings Photos

Des Moines, Iowa, the state capital, has a downtown mixture of heritage & modern buildings, many of which originate with the insurance & financial industry.

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Skyline of Des Moines from state Capitol. Des Moines, IA.Highrises of Des Moines: Plaza Building , Financial Center , Hub Tower ,. Des Moines, IA.801 Grand Avenue. Des Moines, IA.801 Grand Avenue. Des Moines, IA.
Skyline of Des Moines from state Capitol. Des Moines, IA.Highrises of Des Moines: Plaza Building (1985), Financial Center (1973), Hub Tower (1986),. Des Moines, IA.801 Grand Avenue. Des Moines, IA.801 Grand Avenue (1991) (45 floors). Des Moines, IA. Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum.
Wells Fargo Financial North Building. Des Moines, IA.Wells Fargo Financial North Building. Des Moines, IA.Ruan Center. Des Moines, IA.Three buildings of Ruan Center. Des Moines, IA.
Wells Fargo Financial North Building (2006) (9 floors) (801 Walnut St.). Des Moines, IA. Architect: Pickard Chilton Architects, Inc., Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture.Wells Fargo Financial North Building. Des Moines, IA.Ruan Center (1975) (36 floors) (666 Grand Ave.). Des Moines, IA. Architect: Kendall Griffith Russell Artiaga.Three buildings of Ruan Center. Des Moines, IA.
Des Moines Marriott. Des Moines, IA.Fifth Home Office of Equitable Life Insurance Company. Des Moines, IA.Equitable Life Insurance building facade now a condo. Des Moines, IA.Stonework & brick details of Equitable Life Insurance building. Des Moines, IA.
Des Moines Marriott (former Royal Union Life Building) (1981) (33 floors) (700 Grand Ave.). Des Moines, IA.Fifth Home Office of Equitable Life Insurance Company (1924) (19 floors) (604 Locust St.). Des Moines, IA. Architect: Proudfoot, Bird & Rawson.Equitable Life Insurance building facade now a condo. Des Moines, IA.Stonework & brick details of Equitable Life Insurance building. Des Moines, IA.
Portal of Equitable Life Insurance building. Des Moines, IA.Gnomes with hourglass on Equitable Life Insurance building. Des Moines, IA.Octagonal tower detail of Equitable Life Insurance building. Des Moines, IA.Octagonal tower detail of Equitable Life Insurance building. Des Moines, IA.
Portal of Equitable Life Insurance building. Des Moines, IA.Gnomes with hourglass on Equitable Life Insurance building. Des Moines, IA.Octagonal tower detail of Equitable Life Insurance building. Des Moines, IA.Octagonal tower detail of Equitable Life Insurance building. Des Moines, IA.
Des Moines Building. Des Moines, IA.Carving on Des Moines Building. Des Moines, IA.Younkers Department Store. Des Moines, IA.Younkers Department Store & HUB Tower. Des Moines, IA.
Des Moines Building (1930) (14 floors) (405 Sixth Ave.). Des Moines, IA. Architect: Proudfoot, Rawson, Souers & Thomas.Carving on Des Moines Building. Des Moines, IA.Younkers Department Store (1900) (7 floors) (701 Walnut St.). Des Moines, IA. Architect: Liebbe, Nourse & Rasmussen.Younkers Department Store & HUB Tower. Des Moines, IA.
HUB Tower facade. Des Moines, IA.Roofline of HUB Tower. Des Moines, IA.HUB Tower. Des Moines, IA.EMC Insurance Building & HUB Tower. Des Moines, IA.
HUB Tower facade. Des Moines, IA.Roofline of HUB Tower. Des Moines, IA.HUB Tower (1986) (25 floors) (699 Walnut St.). Des Moines, IA. Architect: Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture.EMC Insurance Building & HUB Tower. Des Moines, IA.
EMC Insurance Building side profile. Des Moines, IA.Upper floors of EMC Insurance Building. Des Moines, IA.EMC Insurance Building entrance structures. Des Moines, IA.Wells Fargo Financial Building. IA.
EMC Insurance Building side profile. Des Moines, IA.Upper floors of EMC Insurance Building. Des Moines, IA.EMC Insurance Building entrance structures. Des Moines, IA.Wells Fargo Financial Building (1988) (11 floors). IA.
Wells Fargo Financial Building portal. Des Moines, IA.Polk County Courthouse. Des Moines, IA.Polk County Court House. Des Moines, IA.Hotel Fort Des Moines. Des Moines, IA.
Wells Fargo Financial Building portal. Des Moines, IA.Polk County Courthouse (1906) (500 Mulberry St.). Des Moines, IA. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Proudfoot & Bird. On National Register.Polk County Court House. Des Moines, IA.Hotel Fort Des Moines (1919) (11 floors). Des Moines, IA. Architect: Proudfoot, Bird & Rawson. On National Register.
Moderne-style corner wing of Des Moines Register Building. Des Moines, IA.Register & Tribune Building with replacement curtain walls. Des Moines, IA.Allied Insurance Headquarters. Des Moines, IA.ING Building. Des Moines, IA.
Moderne-style corner wing of Des Moines Register Building. Des Moines, IA.Register & Tribune Building (1916) (14 floors) with replacement curtain walls. Des Moines, IA. Architect: Proudfoot, Rawson, Souers & Thomas.Allied Insurance Headquarters (2002) (7 floors) (1100 Locust St.). Des Moines, IA. Architect: Heinlein Schrock Stearns Architects, SVPA Architects, Inc..ING Building (909 Locust St.). Des Moines, IA.
Modern building opposite Des Moines Public Library. Des Moines, IA.Des Moines Public Library before 801 Grand Avenue. Des Moines, IA.Copper-colored windows of Des Moines Public Library. Des Moines, IA.Courtyard between Des Moines Public Library & Masonic Temple. Des Moines, IA.
Modern building opposite Des Moines Public Library. Des Moines, IA.Des Moines Public Library before 801 Grand Avenue. Des Moines, IA.Copper-colored windows of Des Moines Public Library. Des Moines, IA.Courtyard between Des Moines Public Library & Masonic Temple. Des Moines, IA.
Des Moines Masonic Temple. Des Moines, IA.First Methodist Episcopal Church. Des Moines, IA.St. Ambrose Cathedral. Des Moines, IA.St. Ambrose Cathedral reflected in Convention Center. Des Moines, IA.
Des Moines Masonic Temple (1911) (1011 Locust St.). Des Moines, IA. Architect: Proudfoot Bird & Rawson. On National Register.First Methodist Episcopal Church (10th and Pleasant Sts.). Des Moines, IA. Style: Classical Revival. Architect: Proudfoot & Bird. On National Register.St. Ambrose Cathedral (1891) (607 High St.). Des Moines, IA. Architect: James Egan. On National Register.St. Ambrose Cathedral reflected in Convention Center. Des Moines, IA.
Polk County Convention Complex. Des Moines, IA.Bergman Mansion. Des Moines, IA.

Polk County Convention Complex (1985). Des Moines, IA.Bergman Mansion (formerly Herndon Hall) (1883) (2000 Grand Ave.). Des Moines, IA.


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