When were you last on the observation deck of the City-County Building? There’s a hodgepodge collection of Indianapolis memorabilia and newspaper clippings on the floor available for an extra dose of nostalgia. The observation deck offers a superb panoramic view of the Circle City and is staffed by the friendliest people you’ll find anywhere.
The City-County Building itself opened in 1962 and came to house what was deemed “Unigov,” a consolidation of city and county wide government proposed by then mayor Richard Lugar in the late 60’s. At 28 stories, the City-County was the first building in Indianapolis to be taller than the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, a title it held until 1970. It’s construction came at a price though, leading to the demolition of the old Marion County Courthouse, seen below.
Read about the link between the old Marion County Courthouse and Crown Hill Cemetery here.