JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown

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Height: Architectural 114.7 m / 376 ft
Height: Occupied 105.3 m / 345 ft
Height: To Tip 114.7 m / 376 ft
Floors Above Ground 34
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 38
Top Elevator Speed 5 m/s
Tower GFA 235,548 m² / 2,535,418 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms 1,005
# of Parking Spaces 950


Official Name JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Indianapolis
Street Address & Map 10 South West Street
Postal Code 46204
Building Function hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2004
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2011
Official Website JW Marriott Indianapolis

Companies Involved

Owner White Lodging
Developer REI Real Estate Services; White Properties
Design HOK, Inc.
Structural Engineer
Design Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Engineer of Record Fink Roberts & Petrie Inc
MEP Engineer
Design Circle Design Group Inc
Main Contractor Hunt Construction Group, Inc.
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
• Post-Tensioning AMSYSCO

About JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown

To respond to the increased demand for hotel accommodation in Indianapolis due to visitors at the convention center, the new Lucas Oil Stadium, and nearby museums and businesses, the JW Marriott hotel was designed with careful siting in mind. The hotel is a 30-story tower clad in blue, jewel-like glass rising above a four-story podium to create a modern landmark. Despite its size, design of this new structure is sensitive to the pedestrian scale. It draws, contextually, upon its proximity to the old downtown area through its use of multi-colored masonry and Indiana limestone at the base. The form and color of the tower recall the nearby White River.

The building also features retail and restaurant spaces along the street level for pedestrian activity and tree-planted arrival courts. A pedestrian skybridge provides a direct connection to the Indiana Convention Center and a unique tension-trussed entry canopy further enhances the guests’ experience.

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