PNC Plaza

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This article is about the Louisville skyscraper. For the Pittsburgh skyscraper, see Tower at PNC Plaza.
PNC Plaza
PNC Plaza
General information
Status Open
Type Office
Location 500 West Jefferson St
Downtown Louisville
Opening 1971
Roof 420-foot (128 m)
Technical details
Floor count 31

PNC Plaza is a skyscraper in Downtown, Louisville, Kentucky and located at 500 West Jefferson Street. Owned by Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank, the 31-story, 420-foot (128 m) high structure was designed by architect Welton Becket and was completed in 1971. A notable feature of the building is the pattern of pre-cast concrete panels on the exterior of its windows. The building, originally named Citizens Fidelity Plaza, was named after Citizens Fidelity Bank and renamed PNC Plaza when Citizens Fidelity was acquired by PNC Bank.

PNC Plaza became the tallest building in the state of Kentucky in 1971, but lost that distinction a year later when National City Tower was completed in 1972. PNC now has offices in both buildings due to its own acquisition of National City Corp. in an unrelated move, however, it does not own National City Tower.

The Jefferson Club, a private city club, was located on the top floor of the building, until closing in February 2010.

The building was purchased by Optima International of Miami for a $77 million cash and mortgage assumption deal that closed on September 21, 2011.[1]

See also[edit]

  • RBC Plaza, which has recently been renamed 'PNC Plaza'


  1. ^ Karman III, John (2011-09-30). "Florida frim buys PNC Plaza for $77 million". Business First Louisville. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
Preceded by
The 800 Apartments
Tallest Building in Kentucky
Succeeded by
National City Tower

Coordinates: 38°15′13″N 85°45′32″W / 38.25361°N 85.75889°W / 38.25361; -85.75889