RJR Plaza Building

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The RJR Plaza Building (also known as the Reynolds American Plaza Building) is a 16-story skyscraper in Winston-Salem, North Carolina which was completed in 1982 for R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,[1] currently the second-largest tobacco manufacturer in the United States.[2] In 2009, the RJR Plaza building became the headquarters for both Reynolds Tobacco and its parent company Reynolds American after Reynolds decided in 2008 to vacate its longtime headquarters, the Reynolds Building.[3][4]

The building, which has 449,150 square feet (41,726 square meters),[3] was first planned in 1969 and would have been a pair of skyscrapers which would have been the tallest in the Southeastern United States. The FAA put an end to this plan.

Hammill-Walter Associates served as the architect. The architectural style is Modernism, with a curtain wall facade and concrete rigid frame construction.

A two-story galleria links this building and the Reynolds Building next door.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "RJR Plaza Building". emporis.com. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Reynolds American Inc.". Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  3. ^ a b Craver, Richard (2008-10-06). "R.J. Reynolds Tobacco to move out of historic building". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved 2009-12-03. [dead link]
  4. ^ Craver, Richard (2009-11-23). "Home of RJR on the market". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved 2009-11-23. [dead link]

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Coordinates: 36°05′59″N 80°14′37″W / 36.0996°N 80.2436°W / 36.0996; -80.2436