Knights of Columbus Building (New Haven, Connecticut)

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Knights of Columbus Building
Knights of Columbus headquarters.jpg
Knights of Columbus Building, New Haven, CT.
General information
Type Office
Location One Columbus Plaza
New Haven, Connecticut 06510-2100
United States
Coordinates 41°18′09″N 72°55′39″W / 41.3026°N 72.9274°W / 41.3026; -72.9274Coordinates: 41°18′09″N 72°55′39″W / 41.3026°N 72.9274°W / 41.3026; -72.9274
Completed 1969
Roof 321 ft (98 m)
Technical details
Floor count 23
Design and construction
Architect Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates

The Knights of Columbus Building, in Downtown New Haven, Connecticut, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic fraternal service organization, the Knights of Columbus. Also known as the Knights of Columbus Tower or The Knights' Tower, the building was designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates and finished in 1969. This 23-story modern style reinforced concrete building, at 320 feet (98 meters) tall, is the third-tallest building in the city's skyline.

The Knights' Tower serves as the international headquarters for the Knights of Columbus and is home to the Supreme Council. Led by the Supreme Knight, the Chief Executive Officer of the Knights, the building provides administrative support and leadership for more than 15,000 councils worldwide. The cylindrical towers at the corners give the structure a simple geometric form and represent the four core principles of the Order: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.[2]

The building was built at 1 Columbus Plaza next to the New Haven Coliseum (razed in 2007), designed by the same firm.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Knights of Columbus Building (New Haven, Connecticut) at Emporis
  2. ^ Knights of Columbus Building, Greatbuildings Online
  3. ^ Knights of Columbus Building, World Architecture Images
Preceded by
Kline Biology Tower
Tallest Building in New Haven
Succeeded by
Connecticut Financial Center
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