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Richmond, VA Photograph of The Markel Building, uploaded originally by intheburg

Fondly known as the “Jiffy Pop Building,” this three story aluminum covered building was created by Richmond mid-century architect Haig Jamgochian in 1962. A fun fact, Reynolds Metal supplied the metal, each floor using 555 feet of aluminum, the longest unbroken piece of aluminum siding in the world. The third floor of the building was sledgehammered into it’s shape by Jamgochian in four hours. A contractor later finished the job on the other two floors in 1965.

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