List of tallest buildings in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Skyline of Charlotte at night (Use cursor to identify buildings)

This list of tallest buildings in Charlotte ranks skyscrapers and high-rises in the U.S. city of Charlotte, North Carolina by height. The tallest building in the city is the Bank of America Corporate Center, which rises 871 feet (265 m) in Uptown Charlotte and was completed in 1992.[1] It also stands as the tallest building in the state of North Carolina and the 25th-tallest building in the United States. The second-tallest skyscraper in the city is the under-construction Duke Energy Center, which rises {764 feet (233 m) and was topped out in early 2009.[2] The Hearst Tower, which rises 659 feet (201 m), is the second-tallest completed building in the city and the state.[3] Eight of the ten tallest buildings in North Carolina are located in Charlotte.

The history of skyscrapers in the city began with the construction of the Independence Building in 1895; this building, rising 186 feet (57 m) and 14 floors,[4] is often regarded as the first skyscraper in Charlotte and North Carolina.[5] A former Registered Historic Place, the Independence Building was demolished in 1981 to allow for the construction of 101 Independence Center.[4] Charlotte went through a small building boom in the early 1970s, and then experienced a much larger boom lasting from 1982 to the present. During this time 15 of the city's 22 tallest buildings were constructed, including the Bank of America Corporate Center and the Hearst Tower. The city is the site of four completed skyscrapers over 500 feet (152 m) tall, with two more under construction. Overall, Charlotte's skyline is ranked (based on existing and under construction buildings over 500 feet (152 m) tall) third in the Southeast (after Miami and Atlanta), fifth in the Southern United States (after Miami, Houston, Dallas and Atlanta), and 18th in the United States.[A] As of April 2008, there are 64 completed high-rises in the city.[6]

Unlike many other American cities, Charlotte's skyscraper construction boom has continued through the 1990s to the present, with 8 of its tallest buildings being completed within the last 10 years. The tallest building under construction in the city is Duke Energy Center, which began construction in 2007 and was topped out in 2009, becoming the second-tallest structure in Charlotte. Other buildings under construction and approved for construction in the city are 210 Trade and The Vue, both of which would contain approximately 50 floors. Upon its completion, 210 Trade would stand as the tallest all-residential building in the city and the state. However, construction on this building is on-hold because of developing disputes and financial problems.[7] As of April 2008, there are 42 high-rise buildings under construction, approved for construction, and proposed for construction in Charlotte.[6]

Panorama of Charlotte's skyline at sunset

Tallest buildings

Bank of America Corporate Center, the tallest building in Charlotte and North Carolina
One Wachovia Center, the 4th-tallest building in Charlotte

This list ranks Charlotte skyscrapers that stand at least 200 feet (61 meters) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 Bank of America Corporate Center 871 / 265 60 1992 76th-tallest building in the world, 25th-tallest in the United States; Has been the tallest building in Charlotte and North Carolina since 1992[1][8]
2 Duke Energy Center 786 / 240 48 (occupied) 2010 [2][9][10]
3 Hearst Tower 659 / 201 47 2002 [3][11]
4 One Wachovia Center 588 / 179 42 1988 Tallest building constructed in Charlotte in the 1980s; originally known as One First Union Center[12][13]
5 Bank of America Plaza 503 / 153 40 1974 Tallest building constructed in Charlotte in the 1970s[14][15]
6 121 West Trade 462 / 141 32 1990 Also known as the Interstate Tower.[16][17]
7 Three Wachovia Center 450 / 137 32 2000 Originally known as Three First Union Center[18][19]
8 201 North Tryon 447 / 136 30 1997 Also known as the IJL Financial Center[20][21]
9 Two Wachovia Center 433 / 132 32 1971 Originally known as Two First Union Center[22][23]
10 Avenue 425 / 130 36 2007 Tallest completed residential skyscraper in Charlotte and North Carolina[24][25]
11 400 South Tryon 420 / 128 32 1974 Also known as Duke Energy Plaza. Originally known as Wachovia Corporate Center and First Union Corporate Center[26][27][28]
11 Carillon Tower 394 / 120 24 1991 [29][30]
12 Charlotte Plaza 388 / 118 27 1982 [31][32]
13 525 North Tryon 330 / 101 19 1999 Also known as Odell Plaza[33][34]
14 TradeMark 325 / 99 28 2007 [35]
15 Catalyst ??? / ??? 27 2009 [36]
16 First Citizens Plaza 320 / 98 23 1985 [37][38]
17 The Arlington 310 / 94 22 2002 [39][40]
18 101 Independence Center 301 / 92 20 1983 [41][42]
19 BB&T Center 300 / 91 22 1975 [43][44]
20 200 South Tryon 299 / 91 18 1961 Tallest building constructed in Charlotte in the 1960s[45][46]
21 The Westin Charlotte 293 / 89 25 2003 Tallest hotel in Charlotte[47][48]
22 112 Tryon Plaza 280 / 85 22 1926 Tallest building constructed in the city in the 1920s[49]
23 Metropolitan Tower I 250 / 76 18 2008 [50]
24 129 West Trade 227 / 69 15 1958 Tallest building constructed in Charlotte in the 1950s[51][52]
25 440 South Church ???/??? 15 2009

* indicates building is still under construction, but has been topped out

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed

Under construction

The Duke Energy Center under construction in November 2008

This lists buildings that are under construction in Charlotte and are planned to rise at least 200 ft (61 m). Buildings that have already been topped out are also included.

Name Height*
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
The Vue 677 / 206 50 2010 [53]
The Park[D] 275 / 84 21 2009 [54]
1 Bank of America Center 30 2010 [55][56]
NASCAR Hall of Fame 20 2009 [57][58]
210 Trade[D] 601 / 183 48 2012 [59][60]

* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights has not yet been released.

Approved

This lists buildings that are approved for construction in Charlotte and are planned to rise at least 200 ft (61 m).

Name Height*
ft / m
Floors Year* Notes
300 South Tryon 33 2011 [61]
Encore 20 2010 [62]

* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Proposed

This lists buildings that are proposed for construction in Charlotte and are planned to rise at least 200 ft (61 m).

Name Height*
ft / m
Floors Year* Notes
Wells Fargo Tower 42 [63]
TWELVE Hotels & Residences at Third Ward 39 [64]
Church at Third Condo 33 [65]
The Charlotte Club 25 2009 [66]
Residences at Spirit Square 25 [67]

* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings

The Bank of America Corporate Center, headquarters of Bank of America, has been the tallest building in Charlotte since 1992.

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Charlotte.

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
ft / m
Floors Reference
Independence Building[B] 102 West Trade Street 1909–1924 186 / 57 14 [4]
Midtown Plaza 212 South Tryon Street 1924–1926 266 / 81[C] 17 [68]
112 Tryon Plaza 112 South Tryon Street 1926–1961 280 / 85 22 [49]
200 South Tryon 200 South Tryon Street 1961–1971 299 / 91 18 [46]
Two Wachovia Center 301 South Tryon Street 1971–1974 433 / 132 32 [23]
Bank of America Plaza 101 South Tryon Street 1974–1988 503 / 153 40 [15]
One Wachovia Center 301 South College Street 1988–1992 588 / 179 42 [13]
Bank of America Corporate Center 100 North Tryon Street 1992–present 871 / 265 60 [8]

Notes

A. ^ New York has 206 existing and under construction buildings over 500 ft (152 m), Chicago has 107, Miami has 37, Houston has 30, Los Angeles has 22, Dallas has 19, Atlanta has 19, San Francisco has 18, Las Vegas has 17, Boston has 16, Seattle has 12, Philadelphia has 10, Pittsburgh has 10, Jersey City has 9, Minneapolis has 9, Denver has 8, Detroit has 7 and Charlotte has 6. Source of skyline ranking information: SkyscraperPage.com: New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Jersey City, Minneapolis, Denver, Detroit, Charlotte.
B. ^ This building was demolished in 1981.
C. ^ This height is an estimate, as an official height of the 17-story structure has never been released.
D. ^ Construction on this building began, but has ceased.

References

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  2. ^ a b "Wachovia Corporate Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
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  16. ^ "121 West Trade". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  17. ^ "Interstate Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  18. ^ "Three Wachovia Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
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  20. ^ "201 North Tryon". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
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  29. ^ "Carillon Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
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  31. ^ "Charlotte Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  32. ^ "Charlotte Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  33. ^ "525 North Tryon". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  34. ^ "Odell Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  35. ^ "TradeMark". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  36. ^ "Catalyst". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  37. ^ "First Citizens Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  38. ^ "First Citizens Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  39. ^ "The Arlington". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  40. ^ "The Arlington". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  41. ^ "101 Independence Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  42. ^ "101 Independence Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  43. ^ "BB&T Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  44. ^ "BB&T Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  45. ^ "200 South Tryon". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
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  48. ^ "The Westin Charlotte". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
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  50. ^ "Metropolitan Tower I". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  51. ^ "129 West Trade". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  52. ^ "129 West Trade". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  53. ^ "The Vue". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  54. ^ "The Park". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  55. ^ "Bank of America Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  56. ^ "1 Bank of America Center". Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  57. ^ "NASCAR Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  58. ^ "NASCAR Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  59. ^ "210 Trade". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  60. ^ "210 Trade". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  61. ^ "300 South Tryon". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  62. ^ "Encore". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  63. ^ "Wells Fargo Condominium Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  64. ^ "TWELVE Hotels & Residences at Third Ward". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  65. ^ "Church at Third Condo". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  66. ^ "The Charlotte Club". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  67. ^ "Residences at Spirit Square". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  68. ^ "Midtown Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-03-28.

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