Exhibits Building Indianapolis

Beginning in the 1950s, a building boom transformed the skyline of Indianapolis. The city took advantage of existing features -- like Monument Circle and the War Memorial -- as anchors for a growing metropolis. New buildings -- including the Hoosier Dome, Convention Center, and Circle Center Mall, as well as housing developments throughout the metropolitan area -- reshaped daily life in Indianapolis and furthered the city's claim as a hub of Midwestern commerce. While mayors took center stage at the groundbreaking ceremonies, these new edifices often relied upon joint efforts by city government, private investors, and community leaders.