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Wachovia Tower

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Identification

Wachovia Tower
First Union Tower, Dominion Tower
129702

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
concrete
spread foundation
concrete
curtain wall
postmodernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Renamed First Union Tower from Dominion Bank Tower on October 15, 1993, to reflect First Union's acquisition of Dominion.
  • The construction of the tower involved the demolition of the Hunter Viaduct in spring 1990.
  • Its crown pays homage to the historic Hotel Roanoke located just north of the edifice.
  • The tower is topped with a copper colored dome and is illuminated at night with 135 separate floodlights.
  • Its crown consists of a 50-foot tall, vented metal pyramid topped with a 48-foot tall spire.
  • On October 29, 1990, a construction worker fell to his death after slipping when moving a support table to where a crane could hook onto it from the seventh floor.
  • The tower contains 1,260 separate windows on its exterior.
  • There is no numbered thirteenth floor.
  • This is both the tallest building in Roanoke and western Virginia.

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Location

10 South Jefferson Street
2-24 Salem Avenue SE
10 South Jefferson Street
24011
Downtown
Roanoke
Virginia
U.S.A.

Technical Data

369.00 ft
320.00 ft
320.00 ft
12.66 ft
21
1990
1991
701
$34,500,000

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