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Hotel American
Spectra Boutique Apartments
building passing over Kinsey Street on large steel I-beam trusses, ca.1965
Work Type
architecture (object genre)
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Location: 5 Constitution Ave., Hartford, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°46′0″N 72°40′11″W
The Sonesta Hotel, originally a 287 guest room hotel, was built in the early 60s and quickly became an integral part of the Constitution Plaza office/retail complex. This modern 12-story concrete and glass structure with a 2nd story pedestrian walkway, a through street under the building and a terrace surrounded by the Plaza Court is well situated in the corporate center of Hartford and just 200 yards from the scenic Connecticut River. After it's time as the Sonesta Hotel it became known as the Summit Hotel, Hotel America and finally in the 1980s, the Clarion. (notes from Spectra Plaza Apartments website)
Part of an urban reneval project in Hartford.
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Gift of Edmund Norwood Bacon
Associated Agent
Bacon, Edmund Norwood (American urban planner, 1910-2005)
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