300 North Meridian

300 North Meridian is a high rise in Indianapolis, Indiana. Construction started in 1987, financed by Browning Investments. The architects, Haldeman Miller Bregman Hamann (now BOKA Powell), built the outside with brownish-reddish granite and black windows, and capped the skyscraper with a copper-colored dome. Only the eastern side rises to the full height of the building; the northern and southern sides rise in a staircase shape toward the east. The architects intended 300 North Meridian’s design to echo the adjacent Chamber of Commerce building.[3][4] It was completed in 1989 and is currently the fifth-tallest building in the city.

High-rise office building in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
300 North Meridian
General information
Type Offices
Location 300 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana
Completed 1989
Roof 408 ft. (124 m)
Technical details
Floor count 28
Floor area 509,994 sq ft (47,380.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
Architect Haldeman Miller Bregman Hamann (now BOKA Powell)
Developer Browning Investments, Inc.
Structural engineer American Consulting, Inc.
Main contractor F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company, Inc.; Browning Construction, Inc.

300 North Meridian is primarily used for office space, although 9 of its floors are occupied by a parking garage.[3] Of the building’s 509,582 square feet of space, only 347,551 square feet are usable by offices. As of February 2014, 17.5% of the usable office space is vacant,[5] and the building is owned by REI Real Estate Services. The building was valued at $39 million in 2013.[6][7]

One of the main tenants of 300 North Meridian is the law firm Faegre Baker Daniels, known as Baker & Daniels at the time of construction. The group has a lobby and library on the 27th floor.[3][4]

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After its construction, 300 North Meridian received several awards from architecture and engineering associations. Some are listed below.

  • 1989: Building Owners and Managers Association International’s Urban Office Building of the Year Award [8]
  • 1990: American Concrete Institute, Outstanding Achievement in Concrete [8][9]
  1. “300 North Meridian”. Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  2. “300 North Meridian”. Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. Harlan, Rita W. (1994). Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert G. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. p. 1336. ISBN 0253112494.
  4. “300 North Meridian”. BOKA Powell, LLC. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  5. “Indianapolis Class A Downtown Skyline Report (February 2014)”(PDF). Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services. Archived from the original(PDF) on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  6. Report Options For Parcel# 1032304[permanent dead link]. IndyBiz Property Information. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  7. Property Tax Search ResultArchived 9 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Marion County Assessor. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  8. “300 North Meridian – Indianapolis, Indiana.”Archived 8 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine Browning Investments. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  9. “Awards”. Arsee Engineers, Inc. Retrieved 4 August 2014.

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