About Simms Building
The Simms Building in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico was the city's first modern, International Style skyscraper. It was built in 1954, making it a contemporary of the similar Lever House in New York City. The building is located at 400 Gold Avenue SW, which was originally the location of the old sandstone Commercial Club building. The Simms Building is 55 m (180 ft) tall and has 13 floors, which made it the tallest building in the city and the state until the Bank of the West Tower was built 9 years later. Like the neighboring Gold Building, the Simms Building has windowless brick walls on the east and west sides and glass curtain walls on the other two faces. The building was designed by the same firm (Flatow, Moore, Bryan, and Fairburn) as the Dennis Chavez Federal Building one block to the west. Due to its historic significance, the Simms Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The Simms Building is used in "Breaking Bad" Season 3, Episode 7: "One Minute" as the DEA office of show character "DEA Agent Hank Schrader.