Norris Cotton Federal Building
275 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03101
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This multi-story building, located in District B in Manchester, New Hampshire, consists of seven occupied office floors and two sublevels of parking. The exterior consists of a steel structure with granite veneer panels, large granite-encased overhangs, and horizontal bands of dark panels with window openings. The building was built in 1976 during a national energy crisis as a prototype energy-efficiency building with solar panels and several distinct mechanical and lighting systems. A pilot program in its day, the building was a demonstration of energy conservation.
Property Manager: Dustin Rogers
Public Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (except federal holidays)
Key Tenants: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Service Corp of Retired Executives, U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Parking and Public Transportation
Within a block of the primary bus transfer for the Manchester Transit Authority on Elm Street. There are a number of taxi services available and a long-distance bus station two blocks away.
Art and Architecture
The GSA Art in Architecture Program commissions the nation’s leading artists to create large-scale works of art for new federal buildings.
- "Facets to the Sun" by artist Louise Bourgeois. Commissioned in 1978.