Tag Archives: Joseph Oppenmeyer

Open this skyscraper or I’ll jump!

The much anticipated grand opening of Lynchburg, VA’s first true skyscraper had been scheduled for July 4, 1931, but a last minute political twist changed the Oppenmeyer Tower’s fate forever. Joseph J. Oppenmeyer, a newly-transplanted European diamond mogul, commissioned the building’s design and construction in 1929. Construction had been steadily progressing for three years and […]

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