Name: Commerce Bank Tower
Architect: Keene, Simpson & Murphy
Year Designed: Unknown
Year Completed: 1965
Location: 909 S. Main, Kansas City, Missouri
Status: Good - Alterations are planned
Photo Credit: Brad Finch, f-stop.com
This building is a excellent example of a mature International Style high-rise. In the tradition of Mies' Seagram's building, the tower shows the classic bottom, middle, top composition. The curtainwall is detailed in a lively pattern of stone and glass, which projects the buildings structural grid on the facades and gives a Midwest softening to the usual International style glass box. Plans call for the conversion of the top 20 floors of this 30 floor tower to residential.