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Key tenants at Hammons tower, which broke ground in 1985, now include Lowther Johnson, Husch Blackwell Sanders and New York Life Insurance Co.
Key tenants at Hammons tower, which broke ground in 1985, now include Lowther Johnson, Husch Blackwell Sanders and New York Life Insurance Co.

No. 15 Hammons Tower construction

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After breaking ground in April 1985, Springfield developer John Q. Hammons completed Hammons Tower, a 22-story office building located at the corner of St. Louis Street and Sherman Avenue, just north of the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, in 1987.

According to previous Springfield Business Journal reports, Hammons acquired the property where the tower sits 16 years before Hammons Tower plans were finalized, and the site once was considered a possible location for a performing arts center.

The $15 million structure, with 130,000 square feet, included more than 22,000 square feet of mezzanine-style retail space on the ground floor, and The Tower Club, a private dining establishment, remains on the top two floors.

Hammons Tower stands at 270 feet tall, beating the city’s previous tallest structure by 18 feet.

See the full list of pivotal points chosen by the Springfield Business Journal here.
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