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W. W. Griest Building

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Location type: Building
Location address: United States, Lancaster
Number of texts: 1
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The W.W. Griest Building, also known as the Lancaster Federal Building and PP and L Building, is a historic skyscraper located in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It was designed by noted Lancaster architect C. Emlen Urban and built 1924-1925. It is built in the Italian Renaissance Revival style and is a steel frame building faced in granite, limestone, and terra cotta. The Griest Building is fourteen stories tall and each floor measures 66 feet by 55 feet, or 3,600 square feet. The 12th floor, now office space, once housed a 300 seat auditorium with a green and gold frescoed ceiling. A 53 foot tall tower was added to the top of the building in 1976. The W.W. Griest Building is the second tallest building in the city of Lancaster.

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