Bank of America Center (Norfolk)

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Bank of America Center
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 1 Commercial Place
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Coordinates 36°50′35.5″N 76°17′16″W / 36.843194°N 76.28778°W / 36.843194; -76.28778Coordinates: 36°50′35.5″N 76°17′16″W / 36.843194°N 76.28778°W / 36.843194; -76.28778
Opening 1967
Height
Roof 305 ft (93 m)
Technical details
Floor count 23
Floor area 340,000 sq. ft.

Bank of America Center is one of the major distinctive and recognizable features of Downtown Norfolk, Virginia, United States. The building was the tallest in the state of Virginia from 1967 to 1971, when it was overtaken by Richmond City Hall.[1] Today, it is the second-tallest building in City of Norfolk.

The building has a long history in banking. Built as the original headquarters for Virginia National Bank (VNB), the building retained headquarters status for Sovran Bank, formed from the merger of VNB and First & Merchants Bank of Richmond in 1983. After a series of mergers beginning in 1990, the building became the regional office for its namesake Bank of America.

In 2010, local reports were published of the building losing tenants, especially to newer office towers in Downtown Norfolk, such as the Wells Fargo Center.[2] However, shipping company Maersk Line Limited retains its headquarters in the building.[3]

See also[edit]

List of tallest buildings in Norfolk, Virginia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bank of America Center, Norfolk, Virginia". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  2. ^ "BoA building losing tenants". Inside Business. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Commercial Office Space". downtownnorfolk.org. Retrieved 2012-03-12.