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One Wells Fargo Center

Identification

One Wells Fargo Center
One Wachovia Center, One First Union Center, Two First Union Center
121700

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
granite
curtain wall
postmodernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • World headquarters of Wachovia Bank and Trust, formerly First Union Bank.
  • Celebrated its official opening with much fanfare on Wednesday, September 14, 1988.
  • 100 windows were damaged or destroyed on this tower as a result of Hurricane Hugo on September 22, 1989.
  • Tallest building in North Carolina from 1988 - 1992, surpassing Charlotte's Bank of America Plaza.
  • Originally announced as Two Wachovia Center, this is regarded as Charlotte’s first postmodern high-rise.
  • Just over 142,000 cubic yards of dirt and rock were displaced and removed from the site during its excavation in 1985.
  • Surpassed by Bank of America Corporate Center as both the tallest in Charlotte and North Carolina.

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Location

301 South College Street
28288
Wachovia Center
Second Ward
Center City
Uptown
Charlotte
North Carolina
U.S.A.

Technical Data

588.01 ft
588.01 ft
588.01 ft
42
1986
1988

Involved Companies

concrete supplier, developer, excavation company, facade supplier, general contractor, geotechnical engineering, security system consultant, structural engineering, tenant
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