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Legacy Tower

Identification

Legacy Tower
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Building
127808

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
exposed structure
modernism

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, founded in 1898, is the oldest and largest African-American owned and managed insurance company in the United States.
  • For many years the headquarters tower was the tallest building in the city.
  • It succeeded the Mechanics & Farmers Bank Building as the home of North Carolina Mutual.
  • The unusual facade is a stacked series of Vierendeel trusses, each composed of 47 T-shaped and I-shaped precast concrete segments held together with post-tensioning. Each truss is 21 feet high and spans 110 feet, including a 34 foot cantilever at each end.
  • To emphasize the structure's prominence, the building was placed at the highest point on the site.

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More Information

Location

411 West Chapel Hill Street
27701
U.S.A.

Technical Data

252.00 ft
14
1965

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

general contractor, owner, structural engineering