Attached to the tower is the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, which contains three performance halls.
Also attached to the tower is Founders Hall, which is a shopping and dining area accessed from College Street on the building's eastern side.
The building's 60 floors stand as a tribute to the city's namesake, Queen Charlotte, who reined as Queen of England for 60 years.
When lit at night the building's top resembles a multi-tiered tiara and is often referred to as being Charlotte's crown.
Its crown contains 384 aluminum rods, that vary in length from 12 to 62 feet and each weighing between 800 and 4,500 pounds and utilizes 350 lights to illumniate it at night.
The marble utilized in the lobby came from quarries in Spain, Italy, France, Turkey and the United States.
Elevators taking persons from the ground floor to the 60th travel at a speed of 1,200 feet per minute.
The evergreen tree utilized during the topping-out ceremony on Wednesday, October 2, 1991, was subsequently planted in the front yard of a Habitat for Humanity home in Charlotte's Belmont neighborhood.
The 1,062-foot tower crane utilized during its construction, at the time, was the tallest external crane ever to be used on the North American continent.
The lobby of the BOA Center contains one of the largest secular frescoes in the
world. They are the work of artist Ben Long and took a year to complete.
Some locals refer to this as the "Taj McColl" after Hugh L. McColl, Jr., the now retired CEO of Bank of America who constructed the tower during his tenure as CEO.
Officially became Charlotte's tallest building on March 20, 1991, at 11:00 a.m. when it reached a height of 589 feet at ith 47th floor to surpass One Wells Fargo Center by a single foot.
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