200 South Tryon

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200 South Tryon
200 South Tryon.jpg
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Opening1961
OwnerHines
Height
Antenna spire299 ft (91 m)
Technical details
Floor count18
Design and construction
ArchitectWalter Hook Associates, Inc.

200 South Tryon is a 299 feet (91 m) tall skyscraper in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was completed in 1961 and has 18 floors. It is the 19th tallest building in the city. Gerald D. Hines Interestspurchased what was then called the BB&T Building in December 1998 and began a renovation process that added another floor[1] which was completed in 2001.[2] and in the process was upgraded to contain all Class B office space.

When completed as the NCNB Building,[3] the building stood as the first glass high-rise in North Carolina. The NCNB Building and the George Cutter Building across the street may have been the state's first Miesian glass and steel skyscrapers.[4] Both buildings were based on the Lever House building in New York City.

The Commercial National Bank Building, completed in 1912 and 12 stories tall, once stood on the site.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard, J. Lee (1999-01-11). "South Tryon tower joining parade of new development". Charlotte Business Journal. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  2. ^ "200 South Tryon Renovation, Charlotte, NC". Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  3. ^ a b "Commercial National Bank Building, Charlotte, U.S.A." Emporis. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  4. ^ Wyatt, Sherry Joines; Woodard, Sarah. "Final Report: Post World War Two Survey". Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. Archived from the original on 15 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-21.

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Coordinates: 35°13′35″N 80°50′41″W / 35.22639°N 80.84472°W / 35.22639; -80.84472

Preceded by
112 Tryon Plaza
Tallest Building in Charlotte
1961—1971
91 m
Succeeded by
Jefferson First Union Tower