JOHN LONG / HARTFORD COURANT
May 19, 2004
The Travelers Tower has long been a beacon for the city of Hartford. The Tower was completed in 1919 under the direction of New York City architect, Donn Barber, who also designed the Connecticut State Library, Supreme Court Building and the Hartford Times building. At 34 stories in height, the tower reaches 527 feet above street level and has a flashing red beacon during the daytime as an aid to air navigation. At night, the tower is lit by white light. The Travelers Tower was once the tallest structure in New England.