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Nissen Building

Identification

Nissen Building
BB&T Center City, First Union Building, 310 West Fourth Street
123869

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
brick
concrete
limestone
curtain wall
light brown
neo-classicism

Usages

rental apartments

Facts

  • The exterior of the Nissen Building is clad in buff brick laid in Flemish bond. Ornamentation is of granite, marble, and limestone.
  • W.M. Nissen built the building with money from his famous Wagon Works (a company dating back to 1787), and lived on the 20th floor of the building.
  • It was the first air-conditioned building in the Southeast.
  • Office space was used for many years by the U.S. Air Force and the headquarters for the Office of Flying Safety.
  • Listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 17, 1983.
  • It succeeded the Hotel Robert E. Lee as the tallest buildng in the city and the Jefferson Standard Building in Greensboro as the tallest in the state.
  • After several years of complex negociations, the building is slated for conversion to apartments and condominiums.
  • It held this rank until completion of the Reynolds Building on April 27, 1929.

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Location

310 West 4th Street
27101
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
U.S.A.

Technical Data

238.00 ft
238.00 ft
210.00 ft
20
1926
1927
2005
5

Involved Companies

consultant, owner, property management, real estate agent

2005

Holder Construction Company
Magnolia Construction, LLC
Johnsons Modern Electric Company

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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