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Sun Life Building

Engineer / Architect: Peterson and Brickbauer; Emery Roth and Sons
Location: 20 South Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
Year Built: 1966
Structural Form: high-rise office building, steel framed with granite, steel trusses in roof
Historical Details: The Sun Life Building was built as part of the Charles Center plan of the 1960s.
Technical Details: A very deep transfer girder above the lobby allows for the use of only four main steel columns. The columns are embedded in bedrock.
Image Source(s): Rachel Sangree
References: J. Dorsey and J.D. Dilts, A Guide to Baltimore Architecture (Third Edition), Tidewater Publishers, Centreville, MD (1997), p. 75;
M.E Hayward and F.R. Shivers, Jr., the Architecture of Baltimore: An Illustrated History, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore (2004), p. 171.

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