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Reynolds American Tower, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, R.J. Reynolds Building
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Total height 395' (120.4m) from the Caravan Room entrance at the rear on Church Street to the top of the flagpole. (Official height is measured from the main entrance.)
Tallest office building south of Baltimore when completed (counting the flagpole). Without the flagpole, it was the tallest office building between Baltimore and Birmingham.
Used as a model for the Empire State Building by the same architects.
Designated Office Building of the Year in 1929 by the National Association of Architects.
Winner of the 1984 Art Deco Society of New York award for best restoration.
The official opening was on Saturday, April 27, 1929.
The Reynolds Building now houses the company's brand marketing, executive offices, benefits, legal and human resources operations.
The Reynolds Building has been seen as an icon of corporate power and prosperity unequaled in the South, and is still often regarded as a symbol of the city.
The chief cladding material is Indiana limestone, while the lobby features marble finishes and metal detail.
It succeeded the
in 1929 as the tallest building in North Carolina, a rank it held until 1965 when it was surpassed by
Constructed atop the site formally occupied by the
Winston-Salem Municipal Building
The top of the building is lit at night, one of the most distinctive features of the city's skyline.
Reynolds Tobacco was the nation's leading tobacco company in 1929, with its only cigarette brand, Camel, the nation's leading brand.
Perhaps the most architecturally significant building in Winston-Salem, a masterpiece of Art Deco design and detail.
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401 North Main Street
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Headquarters
Floors (above ground)
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates
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One of the city's famous buildings