Southern New England Telephone Company Administration Building

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Southern New England Telephone Company Administration Building

The Southern New England Telephone Company Administration Building, also known as The Eli, is a skyscraper in New Haven,Connecticut. The former headquarters of the Southern New England Telephone Company (SNET), the Art Deco building was completed in 1938, and was the tallest building in the city until 1966 (it is currently the tenth-tallest building in New Haven's skyline). Some 1,200 SNET employees worked in the office building after its completion Beginning in 2004, the building was converted to a luxury apartment building and rechristened "The Eli"; it now is home to 142 apartments and two storefronts. The building, designed by Douglas Orr andRoy W. Foote, was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1997.

It is regarded as New Haven's "premier" example of Art Deco architecture. When built in 1937, it was the tallest and largest office building in the city.