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Rivergate Tower

Identification

Rivergate Tower
Nationsbank Plaza, NCNB Plaza, 400 North Ashley Plaza
128611

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
limestone
exposed structure
light brown
modernism

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • The architects were recognized with an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1993.
  • The building is one of the tallest limestone buildings in the world.
  • At sunset, the building's limestone facade glows yellow-orange.
  • The building's cylindrical design was intended to symbolize a lighthouse on the Tampa skyline.
  • The building's only exterior lighting is two skyward facing lights, which further the building's lighthouse symbolism.
  • Concentric circles in the building's lobby mark distances of time and space.
  • Despite the building's cylindrical design, a linear grid wraps around the building's facade.
  • The building's measurements and numerical seaquences are based on the Fibonacci series (where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers).
  • The building's 1,880 windows and 13 feet from floor to floor resemble the building's mathematical basis on the Fibonacci series.
  • The building was built as the NCNB state headquarters, which was formerly located in Miami.
  • At the base of the tower are two 6-story cubes where bank tellers used to work.
  • The building's top five floors have thin rose-colored glass notches that offer views over the city.
  • The building has floor to ceiling windows with a thick concrete band horizontally seperating them, which gives the appearance of two smaller windows.
  • The building has a 26-foot high entranceway that faces the park across West Kennedy Boulevard.
  • The building was officially renamed from NCNB Plaza to 400 North Ashley Plaza in 2000.
  • The building was renamed from 400 North Ashley Plaza to its current name in June 2005.
  • At completion, the building was meant with heavy praise, as well as heavy criticism.
  • Some locals refer to the tower as "The Beer Can Building".

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Location

400 North Ashley Drive
33602
U.S.A.

Technical Data

138.38 m
138.38 m
138.38 m
32
2
1986
1988
3.96 m

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facade consultant, facade supplier, general contractor, interior designer, owner, property management, structural engineering, tenant