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Structure in General
The building's top 6 floors are currently occupied by the U.S. attorney general's office.
The top floor of the building's parking garage base houses telecom equipment.
The building's main entrance initially faced north, towards the old downtown, but when the downtown emphasis moved south, the main entrance was moved to face the east.
stood at the northeast corner of the building's site.
The building's ground floor contains retail and a bank.
The building's interior was remodeled and the Lykes sign was mounted at the top of the tower in 1997.
The building's land area is 1.02 acres.
Atop the building's parking garage base is an outdoor balcony.
The vertical strips running down the building's facade house pipes and data cables.
The building's first seven floors of parking compose the tower's base.
Unlike other area office towers, the building remained mostly leased throughout Tampa's skyscraper boom.
Two murals hang from the building's large parking garage base.
Franklin Exchange Building
in 1972 as the tallest building in Tampa, and was the city's tallest until completion of
One Tampa City Center
The building was a lone landmark skyscraper on Tampa's skyline until several other high-rises were built in the 1980s.
Tampa's first skyscraper, the building was intended to spark redevelopment in the city's downtown.
The building's top floor initially housed racquetball courts for the "gentlemen's club".
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400 North Tampa Street
Downtown / CBD
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communications engineering, interior designer, owner, real estate agent
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