Norfolk Southern Tower

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Norfolk Southern Tower
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View of the Norfolk Southern Tower (center with bluish-green glass) from the Elizabeth River
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Location3 Commercial Place
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Opening1989
Height
Roof282 ft (86 m)
Technical details
Floor count22

Norfolk Southern Tower is one of the major distinctive and recognizable features of Downtown Norfolk, Virginia, United States. The building is notable as being the corporate headquarters of one of the United States' five Class I railroads, Norfolk Southern. The tower was completed in 1989 at the corner of Main Street and Commercial Place in the business district of Downtown Norfolk.

Norfolk Southern Museum[edit]

The first floor of the tower features the free Norfolk Southern Museum detailing the history of Norfolk Southern, which was created from numerous mergers over the last two centuries. Displays include photos, brochures, sections of Civil War-era track, vintage hand tools, a locomotive simulator, luggage tags, and diagrams to teach hand signals to railroad trainees and a 900-pound railroad coupler.

See also[edit]

List of tallest buildings in Norfolk, Virginia

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