Hearst Tower (Charlotte)


Hearst Tower (Charlotte)

Infobox Skyscraper
building_name= Hearst Tower


caption= The Hearst Tower is the second-tallest building in Charlotte and North Carolina.
location= 214 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
groundbreaking= 1999
constructed= 1999-2002
opening= 2002
destroyed=
use= Office, museum
antenna_spire=
roof= 659 ft (201 m)
top_floor=
floor_count= 47
floor_area= 1,599,991 sq ft (148,644 m²)
elevator_count= 29
cost= $200 million (2002 USD)
architect= Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc.
engineer=
contractor=
developer= Bank of America
owner= Bank of America

The Hearst Tower in Charlotte, North Carolina is a 47-story skyscraper that rises 659 feet (201 m) in height. It was first opened on 14 November 2002 and is the 2nd-tallest building in Charlotte. The 32-story tower rest atop a 15-floor podium. Located within the podium is a three story, 180,000 square-foot trading floor designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and operated by Bank of America. The building is currently owned by Bank of America, although the Hearst Corporation also has offices in the building. The building's reverse floorplate design makes the upper floors averaging 24,000 square feet compared to an average of only 20,000 square feet for the lower floors. There are brass railings designed by Edgar Brandt, which were rescued from an Au Bon Marche department store in Paris, located in the College Street lobby. The Hearst Plaza, a 160 by 65 foot public plaza lined with restaurants, shops, and the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, is located next to the main entrace off North Tryon Street. In front of the plaza is a 10-foot glass and bronze sculpture crafted by Howard Ben Tre entitled the Castellan, which translates to "keeper of the castle." Within in the lobby is the Bank of America Gallery, it contains priceless pieces of art and is open to the public during regular business hours. It is located across the street from the Bank of America Corporate Center and 201 North Tryon.

ee also

* List of tallest buildings in Charlotte

External links

* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=100730 Hearst Tower Charlotte on Emporis]
* [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=168 Hearst Tower on SkyscraperPage]
* [http://www.athomecharlotte.com/charlottenews/02dec/hearsttower.htm Hearst Tower in Charlotte, NC]


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