11 Most Endangered Historic Places

CIGNA Campus

Year Listed: 2001
Location: Connecticut
Threat: Development


The Wilde Building, CIGNA campus at Bloomfield, Connecticut.

Credit: Campaign to Save Connecticut General

When it was completed in 1957, the headquarters of the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company in Bloomfield, Conn., was immediately recognized as a milestone in the history of modern architecture. Five years later, similar praise was heaped on the headquarters of the Emhart Corporation, built just a short distance away. Now CIGNA Corporation, the owner of both buildings, wants to demolish them and turn the beautifully landscaped site into a sprawling complex of offices, stores and houses clustered around a golf course.