Phoenix Plaza
Phoenix Plaza is a mixed use office complex located in midtown Phoenix, Arizona. It was built between 1988 and 1990 at a cost of $158 million USD. There is 1,600,000 square feet (149,000 m 2) of office space plus 225 hotel rooms. Phoenix Plaza has three hi-rise office buildings, a large parking garage and a hotel tower. Two distinct design concepts can be seen. The façades of Qwest Tower, the parking structure and Hilton Suites are colored in the late 80’s design trend of combining the pastel hues of “dusty rose” with turquoise. Phoenix Plaza Towers One and Two are sleek, modern, highly polished and complement the desert inspired buildings, which share their site. Qwest Tower, at 397 feet (121 m) and 25 floors, is the tallest building in Arizona outside of Downtown Phoenix, 3rd tallest building in Phoenix overall. The tower’s design in a basic square with vertical setbacks on all four sides giving each actual corner of the tower three 45 degree angled corners. Adding to the postmodern element is the addition of a single bay style window centered on each face of the tower and spanning floors 2 to 23. The crown is a hip roof, pyramid design and is colored turquoise. The Qwest Tower was completed in 1989. Hilton Suites is an 11 story, 225 room all suite hotel. The main floor plate is shaped like a table cut diamond. Guest rooms ring a dramatic atrium which also rises 11 floors. The Hilton Suites was completed in 1990. Phoenix Plaza Tower One and Phoenix Plaza Tower Two is in the shape of an elongated hexagon toped by a rectangular hip roof. Each tower is 331 ft (101 m) tall and 20 stories. They are finished in polished granite and red spandrel panels. Tower One was completed in 1988, Tower Two completed in 1990. Phoenix Plaza was awarded the BOMA Building of the Year Award in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, and 2000 for superior tenant services and building operation.