AT&T Center (St. Louis)

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One AT&T Center
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Former names One Bell Center
SBC Building
Southwestern Bell Telephone Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Location 909 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, Missouri
Coordinates 38°37′40″N 90°11′41″W / 38.6277°N 90.1946°W / 38.6277; -90.1946Coordinates: 38°37′40″N 90°11′41″W / 38.6277°N 90.1946°W / 38.6277; -90.1946
Completed 1986
Cost US$150 million
Owner Inland Real Estate Group
Height
Roof 179 m (587 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 44
Floor area 1,400,000 sq ft (130,000 m2)
Lifts/elevators 24
Design and construction
Architect Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum
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One AT&T Center (formerly One SBC Center and One Bell Center) is a 44-story building in downtown St. Louis, Missouri at 909 Chestnut Street on the Gateway Mall. It is Missouri's largest building by area with 1,400,000 square feet (130,000 m2).[4] The building is leased entirely by AT&T, except for some small retail locations in the lobby.

The building was built to replace the Southwestern Bell Building as the Southwestern Bell world headquarters. However, in a series of mergers the headquarters moved to San Antonio, Texas and was renamed AT&T.

In 2006 Inland American Real Estate Trust, a subsidiary of the Inland Real Estate Group in Chicago bought the building for $205 million. AT&T then signed a 10-year lease to be the sole tenant.[5]

At one point, 4,800 AT&T employees worked in the building but that number has dropped through layoffs, outsourcing and telecommuting to approximately 2,000. In September 2013, AT&T announced they would vacate the building over the next 12 months, although their lease on the building runs through 2017.[6]

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