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Nationsbank Plaza, NCNB Plaza, 400 North Ashley Plaza
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Structure in General
The architects were recognized with an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1993.
The building is one of the tallest limestone buildings in the world.
At sunset, the building's limestone facade glows yellow-orange.
The building's cylindrical design was intended to symbolize a lighthouse on the Tampa skyline.
The building's only exterior lighting is two skyward facing lights, which further the building's lighthouse symbolism.
Concentric circles in the building's lobby mark distances of time and space.
Despite the building's cylindrical design, a linear grid wraps around the building's facade.
The building's measurements and numerical seaquences are based on the Fibonacci series (where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers).
The building's 1,880 windows and 13 feet from floor to floor resemble the building's mathematical basis on the Fibonacci series.
The building was built as the NCNB state headquarters, which was formerly located in Miami.
At the base of the tower are two 6-story cubes where bank tellers used to work.
The building's top five floors have thin rose-colored glass notches that offer views over the city.
The building has floor to ceiling windows with a thick concrete band horizontally seperating them, which gives the appearance of two smaller windows.
The building has a 26-foot high entranceway that faces the park across .
The building was officially renamed from NCNB Plaza to 400 North Ashley Plaza in 2000.
The building was renamed from 400 North Ashley Plaza to its current name in June 2005.
At completion, the building was meant with heavy praise, as well as heavy criticism.
Some locals refer to the tower as "The Beer Can Building".
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400 North Ashley Drive
Downtown / CBD
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Wolf Associates, Architects
Odell & Associates
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facade consultant, facade supplier, general contractor, interior designer, owner, property management, structural engineering, tenant