Friday, September 07, 2007

William R. Snodgrass in Nashville

A building that has been around for a while and used to provide the city with seasonal messages and dedications to Vanderbilt and such. They don't do that anymore but such good memories of the lights from the different offices left on to make the message for the city to see.

- The William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower Building was originally the National Life Center, home of National Life and Accident Insurance Company.
- The building became the headquarters of American General Life and Accident Insurance Company, which sold it to the State of Tennessee on January 3, 1994.
- The building now houses over 1000 state employees who were previously located in several scattered locations.
- The exterior is clad with travertine and glass.
- Buildings formerly occupying this site include the Memorial Apartment Hotel, the Clarkston Hotel, the National Life and Accident Insurance Building, and the National Life and Accident Insurance Building .
- Tallest building in Tennessee from 1970 until 1986, when it was surpassed by the Financial Center.

Companies involved in this Building*
architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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