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Location DB > United States > Arizona > Phoenix > Valley National Bank Building
Valley National Bank Building
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created by yumology on 4/15/2009 3:49 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 10/21/2021 7:01 PM
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14 stories of sheer excitement. This is what urban exploration is truly about. A building in downtown that was completed in 1931, and abandoned for 20 years? Can't get any better than that! Get there quick or else construction will lock you out for good.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information
15 E Monroe
Phoenix, Arizona
United States
Owner: Hilton
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  •  Interesting Features
    The roof has some interesting feature including loudspeakers, the elevator motor, and a crazy open elevator shaft.

    The basement is also a treasure which is where a vault is located as well as tunnels to somewhere?
     Security Measures
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1931
    Closed: 1980
     Required Equipment
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    The Valley National Bank Building was finished in 1931. It has a prominent art deco style to its architecture. At that time it was the tallest building in Arizona. Valley National Bank later opened up the building next to it in 1973 which was called the Valley National Tower. Later the Valley National Tower was changed to the Bank One tower and today it is known as the Chase Tower.

    This 1931 Valley National Bank building is now owned by Grace Communities who has been in the process of renovating the building since 2007 to make into a luxury 150 room, boutique style hotel. They state that there will be upscale eateries inside this building when it is complete along with a bar in the "vault", and a night club on the roof. They are teaming up with vintage style architects to make sure it stays truly art deco flavored.
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     Future Plans
    It is now a Hilton Garden Inn.

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    First time in Valley National
    Wed, Apr 15th, 2009
    posted by yumology
    25 pictures
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    Beat out by construction
    Sat, Feb 27th, 2010
    posted by Uzi-
    2 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/21/2021 7:02 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Oct 21 21 at 19:02, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 21 21 at 19:01, Emperor Wang made this location public
  • on Oct 21 21 at 19:01, Emperor Wang changed the following: Web Links
  • on Oct 21 21 at 18:56, Emperor Wang changed the following: History
  • on Oct 20 21 at 22:32, roofwalker changed the following: Owner, Media Coverage, Future Plans
  • on Sep 11 19 at 21:02, Boffo validated this location
  • on Sep 9 19 at 22:04, skatchkins changed the following: Status
  • on Jun 3 14 at 0:17, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 30 14 at 16:10, skatchkins created a new gallery
  • on Feb 27 10 at 22:38, Mickael validated this location
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