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Winston Tower

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Identification

Winston Tower
Winston Tower Main, Wachovia Building, 301 North Main Street
123885

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
aluminum
glass
curtain wall
blue
international style

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Wachovia Bank announced plans for its new headquarters tower in December, 1962.
  • The Wachovia Building surpassed the Reynolds Building as the tallest building in the city and the state.
  • It was surpassed statewide by Two Wells Fargo Center in Charlotte in 1971.
  • It became the second tallest in the city in 1995 with construction of the 100 North Main Street.
  • Once a symbol of Winton-Salem's progress,it was vacated after construction of the 100 North Main Street in the mid-1990s.
  • A variety of issues, including small floorplates, asbestos, and a weak market, made its future uncertain for several years.
  • It reopened as Winston Tower in 2003 after extensive renovations including replacement of all 6,033 windows with energy-saving tinted glass.
  • It has been called the foremost example of International Style architecture in North Carolina.
  • Winston Tower has been designated a Forsyth County Historic Property (number 116) by the Historic Properties Commission.
  • It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 as the Wachovia Building.

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Location

301-319 North Main Street
2 East 4th Street, 1 East 3rd Street
301 North Main Street
27101
Winston Tower
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
U.S.A.

Technical Data

410.00 ft
410.00 ft
29
1966
2003

Involved Companies

Cameron Associates

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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