Memory bank: Changing landscape

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Pictured is an aerial view of Indianapolis in July 1968. It shows three new or under-construction high-rise buildings: The Indiana National Bank Tower, now known as Regions Tower, which opened at 211 N. Pennsylvania St. in 1970; The Hilton Hotel, now known as the Sheraton Hotel, which was built at the southwest corner of Meridian and Ohio streets in 1969; and the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Building, completed in 1968 at 120 W. Market St. The property had been home to the Indianapolis Terminal and Traction Co. station and eventually a central bus station until the 1960s when the train shed was razed in preparation for construction of the Blue Cross-Blue Shield tower. Eventually, it became home to the Adam’s Mark Hotel and is now the Hilton Indianapolis. 

Sources: Indiana Historical Society, 

Credit: The image is courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society and is part of the Indiana Convention and Visitors Association collection. More images are available at 

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