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Old Charlotte Convention Center

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Identification

Old Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte Civic Center
231732

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Structure in General

low-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
brick
applied masonry
white
modernism

Usages

parking trading center

Facts

  • Vacant since 1995, this has served as a parking garage while awaiting redevelopment.
  • Once hailed as a modernist masterpiece, its 9 rooftop pyramids were a distinctive part of the Charlotte cityscape.
  • Imploded on Sunday, June 26, 2005, at 7:37:20 a.m. to make way for the EpiCentre.
  • The Omni in Atlanta also had a similar, pyramidal roof design.
  • Constructed for use also as a nuclear fallout shelter during the Cold War, its implosion required more dynamite to complete than the implosion of Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium in 2004.

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Location

101-199 South College Street
201 East Fourth Street, 200 East Trade Street
Block Bound by South College, East Trade & East 4th Streets
28202
Uptown
Charlotte
North Carolina
U.S.A.

Technical Data

39.80 ft
3
1973
2005

Involved Companies

A.G. Odell

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