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Burlington

Decker Towers

Decker Towers is an eleven-floor apartment building located at 230 St. Paul Street in Burlington, Vermont. At 124 feet (38 m) tall, it is the tallest building in the U.S. state of Vermont,[nb 1] and the shortest of any state's tallest building. It is located in the smallest of any state's biggest city (Burlington, Vermont). Decker Towers was built as a turnkey project. After it was built by Pizzagalli Construction Company in 1971, it was purchased by the city of Burlington. It is owned and managed as public housing by the Burlington Housing Authority. The assessed value of Decker Towers is $11,104,000, with the building, land, and yard items valued at $10,224,700; $712,900; and $166,400, respectively.

Decker Towers has a small community garden. Decker Towers has 161 apartments for seniors and people with disabilities. The apartments are either one bedroom or efficiency apartments; six apartments are wheelchair accessible. There is also a dining area, a library, and an 11th floor sitting area. The tenant organization hosts monthly dinners, holiday events and bingo.

The Burlington Housing Authority's Neighborhood Networks Technology Center is located within Decker Towers. It has computers for use by all residents of subsidized housing in the Burlington area. When it opened on August 31, 1971, Decker Towers was called 230 St. Paul Street. It was the fourth property owned by the Burlington Housing Authority. It was built on top of the old Burlington ravine sewer route.