U.S. Bank Center (Phoenix)

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US Bank Center Phoenix
US Bank Bldg PHX.jpg
Looking up at the US Bank Center
General information
Status Complete
Architectural style International style
Location 101 North 1st Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona
Coordinates 33°26′59″N 112°04′29″W / 33.4498°N 112.0748°W / 33.4498; -112.0748Coordinates: 33°26′59″N 112°04′29″W / 33.4498°N 112.0748°W / 33.4498; -112.0748
Completed 1976
Height
Roof 407 ft (124 m)
Top floor 31
Technical details
Floor count 31

The US Bank Center is a highrise in Phoenix, Arizona. It is the second tallest building in the state of Arizona. Built in 1976, it is 407 feet (124 m) tall.[1] When it was built, it served as the headquarters for Arizona Bancwest, parent company of The Arizona Bank, which (after Arizona passed legislation allowing for interstate banking) was acquired by Los Angeles-based Security Pacific Bank in 1986 (itself in turn acquired by Bank of America in 1992). Bank of America then occupied the tower until 2000 when the Bank of America Tower was built at the Collier Center. In January 2005,[2] this tower was renamed U.S. Bank Center and underwent a modest renovation to reflect the building's newest and largest tenant. New ground-floor restaurants were added and the building was repainted; the restaurants have since closed. The new U.S. Bank signs were installed in February 2005.

The building is designed in the International Style. Above the lobby sits a seven level garage. The tower rises an additional 23 floors for a total of 31 above ground floors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bailey, Christine K. (2011). Phoenix, AZ: A Photographic Portrait. Twin Lights Publishers. p. 8. ISBN 1-934907-07-3. 
  2. ^ The Free Library. "101 North First Avenue to Be Renamed U.S. Bank Center". Business Wire. Retrieved 24 November 2011.