Take a peek at design for Caterpillar’s building near downtown Tucson

The three-story 150,000-square foot Caterpillar Tucson Mining building will have copper or copper inspired panels on top. Courtesy of SmithGroup JJR and WSM Design Team/Arizona Daily Star

Neighbors on Wednesday night got their first look at the design of the future Caterpillar building that will go up west of downtown.

Architects unveiled the design for three-story, 150,000-square-foot building, which will be have a masonry base and copper or copper-inspired panels on top.

“Understanding the regional context was important to us,” said John Tran, design principal with architect firm SmithGroup JJR. “There’s an architectural language that’s pervasive here … from mission style to mid-century.”


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