EverBank Center

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EverBank Center
EverBank Center, Downtown Jacksonville, Florida- 2013-06-22 18-18.jpg
General information
Type Class "A" office[1]
Location 301 West Bay Street[2]
Coordinates 30°19′37″N 81°39′42″W / 30.32694°N 81.66167°W / 30.32694; -81.66167Coordinates: 30°19′37″N 81°39′42″W / 30.32694°N 81.66167°W / 30.32694; -81.66167
Construction started 1982
Completed 1983[1]
Opening 1983[1]
Owner El-Ad Florida
Height
Roof 447 ft (136 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 32[1]
Floor area 956,201 sq ft (88,834.0 m2)
Lifts/elevators 14
Design and construction
Architect KBJ Architects[1]

EverBank Center is a skyscraper in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Standing 447 feet (136 m) tall,[1] it is the city's third-tallest building, as well as the largest in terms of class "A" rentable area with 956,201 sq ft (88,834.0 m2).[2] Formerly known as the BellSouth Tower and the AT&T Tower, it took its current name in 2012 when EverBank moved employees into the building and acquired signage rights.[3][4]

History[edit]

The building was designed by KBJ Architects and opened in 1983.[1] It takes up an entire city block in Jacksonville's downtown. A notable feature of the structure is that each floor has 16 corner offices.[5] The building was constructed on the former site of the Hotel Mayflower.[1]

The tower was built for the Southern Bell Telephone company. The following year, American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) was forced to divest its regional phone companies and Southern Bell became a unit of BellSouth; the signage was changed to reflect the new name. In 2006 AT&T re-acquired BellSouth and the signage was changed back to AT&T in 2008.[6]

In 2011 CSX vacated space it had rented in the tower, leaving it mostly empty. Later that year the City of Jacksonville finalized a deal with EverBank, in which the bank received tax incentives to relocate over 1,200 employees into the building and add 200 new jobs. EverBank took over nine floors and acquired the naming rights to the tower, which was renamed EverBank Center. Employees moved into the building in summer 2012, with signage installed in September and October.[3][4]

Details[edit]

The entrance to the building features a two-story atrium.[7] There is a 250-seat auditorium on the second level and a backup power system for the entire building. The JTA Skyway central station is across the street and an adjoining seven-level parking garage has spaces for 641 vehicles.[2] The building was purchased in 2004 by El Ad Florida for $91 million.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i [1] Emporis Building Reference, Jacksonville, AT&T Tower
  2. ^ a b c [2] LoopNet Office Property For Lease, AT&T Tower
  3. ^ a b Karen Brune Mathis (December 19, 2011). "EverBank to move Downtown, AT&T Tower 301 becomes EverBank Center". Financial News & Daily Record. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "City Notes 6/29/2012". Financial News & Daily Record. June 29, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ [3] Skyscraper Page.com, Jacksonville, Florida, AT&T Tower
  6. ^ a b Trinidad, Alison (January/February 2009). Jacksonville Magazine 904, pp. 24-25.
  7. ^ [4] CNL Commercial Real Estate, Properties, AT&T Tower