SunTrust Financial Centre
Structure in General
- The SunTrust Financial Centre is built on a one-acre site in Tampa's central business district.
- The building consists of 25 floors of office space atop 10 floors of parking.
- The building is designed for a 110 mile per hour wind load.
- The building's base rises to the tenth floor, and from the eleventh floor up the building is rotated 45 degrees from the street grid system.
- Transfer columns are located on levels 9 and 10 to compensate for the building's structural rotation.
- The tower contains over 40,000 cubic yards of concrete and over 44,000 tons of steel.
- At completion, the tower was one of the tallest cement based buildings in the world.
- The ornamental ironwork framed windows near the building's base are intended to be resemble the architecture of nearby Ybor City.
- The building's pyramid cap houses mechanical equipment, the cooling tower, and the building's air conditioning system.
- The building received a design award from the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks in 1992.
- The building's 45 degree rotation creates increased space between the adjacent One Tampa City Center.
- The building's base, body, and cap were intended to harmonize with the three part design of the nearby Tampa City Hall.
- At the building's main entrance are 19-foot torchieres that resemble the pyramid cap of the building itself.
- Tampa Financial Center was initially proposed to be built on the site.
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