Wells Fargo Plaza (Phoenix)

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Wells Fargo Plaza
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Wells Fargo Plaza
General information
Status Complete
Type Class A Office Space
Location Washington at 1st Avenue
Phoenix
Coordinates 33°26′54″N 112°04′33″W / 33.4483°N 112.0757°W / 33.4483; -112.0757Coordinates: 33°26′54″N 112°04′33″W / 33.4483°N 112.0757°W / 33.4483; -112.0757
Completed 1971
Height
Roof 372 ft (113 m)
Top floor 27
Technical details
Floor count 27
Design and construction
Architect Charles Luckman and Associates

The Wells Fargo Plaza is a high-rise skyscraper located on 100 West Washington Street in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona, United States. It opened as the First National Bank Plaza on October 25, 1971, and was later known as the First Interstate Bank Building. It is 372 feet (113 m) tall. It is designed in the Brutalist style, an architectural style spawned from the International Style. The “raw concrete” element of Brutalist architecture allows for no exterior finish which exposes the rough concrete columns and beams.

The tower sits on a base three stories high, then rises to its full height. The repetitive angular windows add another Brutalist element of blocky appearance and expression of structure.

The Wells Fargo Museum is on the first floor and has an extensive collection of western-themed art depicting Wells Fargo's role in the mines of Arizona.[1]

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has its headquarters in Suite 1900 of the tower.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phoenix, Arizona". Wells Fargo. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved on November 22, 2012.. "100 West Washington Suite 1900 Phoenix, AZ 85003"

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Preceded by
Phoenix Corporate Center
Tallest Building in Phoenix
1971—1972
113m
Succeeded by
Chase Tower