Erie Insurance breaks ground on $135 million, seven-story building

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ERIE, Pa. — It was a big morning for expansion in downtown Erie Friday as Erie Insurance broke ground on its $135 million, seven-story building.

Erie Insurance executives stood alongside Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott and Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper as they took the first step in constructing the 346,000-square-foot building.

The project, which was announced in November, is expected to be completed in 2020 and will include four large floors and three, smaller tower floors.

In November, the company said 600 new jobs are expected due to the new development and around 1,200 people will work in the new building at East Sixth and French streets.

Tom Hagen, chairman of the board, said the building could be the largest office space in Erie when it is completed.

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