Bank of America Corporate Center


Bank of America


Size: 1,675,000 SF

Height: 60 stories / 870 feet

Architects: Cesar Pelli / HKS

Bank of America Corporate Center

North Carolina

Built by Bank of America to serve as its corporate headquarters, the 60-story tower provides 1.1 million square feet of Class A office space in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Sheathed in granite and glass, the tower boast a 100-foot tall metal crown of silver rods that symbolizes Charlotte’s nickname as The Queen City. 

When it opened in 1991, the 870-foot tall 60-story tower was the tallest building in the Southeast United States and the world’s third tallest all-concrete frame building. As structural engineer for the complex, which also includes a grand banking hall and companion parking structure, Walter P Moore chose reinforced high strength concrete because it allowed the structural frame to economically accommodate the intricate geometry of the tower façade including many step-backs. The structural system also provided expansive column-free office spaces and prestigious corner offices as well as minimum floor-to-floor heights to reduce the overall tower height.