Commerce Trust Building, Kansas City

Commerce Trust Building, Kansas City

When the Commerce Trust Building was built in 1907, it was the tallest building in Missouri. It houses Commerce Bancshares; it was the largest bank in Kansas City at the turn of the century. It's on the National Register of Historic Places and was the city's second-tallest skyscraper, after the New York Life Building. The building was designed by Jarvis Hunt, who also designed Union Station. Commerce Bancshares continues to operate the building, and they completed a $48 million renovation to the facility in 2004.

The building is notable for its red granite and terra cotta facade and its landmark clock on the corner of East 10th Street and Walnut. The lobby features a dramatic glass ceiling with specialty lighting to give the lobby a charming glow from replicated sunlight.

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Sight Name: Commerce Trust Building
Sight Location: Kansas City, USA (See walking tours in Kansas City)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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