The Highline’s History
Built in the International Style of architecture- a short period formative of mid-century modernism- this building is a unique example of this architectural style, and one of only a handful of this building type constructed in the Great Plains region of the United States. The International Style expresses volume rather than mass, aims at balance rather than symmetry, and strays away from the application of ornamentation.
The Highline was originally constructed in three phases between 1950 and 1957, with the iconic tower portion of the building constructed in 1957, as an office building for Northern Natural Gas. An enduring 50’s era symbol, as iconic as pomaded hair and wing tip shoes, the building at 2223 Dodge continues to welcome its visitors with a granite-clad lobby and spectacular views. People fortunate enough to find themselves in the Highline agree:
Life’s better up here.