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Bank of America Corporate Center

Timeless design crowns iconic skyline

Project Facts

Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Owner Bank of America
Size 1,675,000 SF
Cost $122 million
Status Completed 1993


North Carolina’s tallest building crowns the skyline, standing 60 stories above Downtown Charlotte. It features a 100-foot-tall metal crown of silver rods symbolizing Charlotte’s nickname, “The Queen City.” The building houses Bank of America’s corporate headquarters as well as public cultural and retail space.

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About the project

This 870-foot tall 60-story tower of granite and glass was the tallest building in the Southeast United States and the world’s third tallest concrete frame building when it was topped out in 1991, and it remains the tallest building in North Carolina today.

An economical reinforced concrete frame was selected for this development, selected because it uniquely met both the intricate geometric requirements of design architect Cesar Pelli and the demands of the developers for economy, column-free office spaces, and minimum floor-to-floor heights.

This major high-rise building in Uptown Charlotte anchors a $300 million complex which includes the N.C. Blumenthal Center for the Arts, 50,000 square feet of retail space, a 1200-car parking facility with an overhead pedestrian connector, and several public courts. The corporate headquarters for Bank of America occupies over 400,000 of the building’s 1.1 million square feet of premium office space. Walter P Moore provided structural engineering for the entire complex.


1993 ACEC National Award for Engineering Excellence