Tallest Buildings in Charlotte, North Carolina
These are the tallest buildings in Charlotte, North Carolina. All of these buildings are at least 500 feet tall and the tallest building in Charlotte is the 26th tallest building in the United States. As the population in the United States continues to move south Charlotte continues to grow rapidly and this growth is also reflected in the city's skyline of skyscrapers which has grown dramatically in the last 20 years.
Five of the six tallest buildings in the city were completed in the last 22 years. No doubt as Charlotte continues to grow even more tall skyscrapers along with more hotels and restaurants will be built in this south-central North Carolina city. Bank of America which is the largest bank in the United States owns three of the tallest skyscrapers in Charlotte.
1) Bank of America Corporate Center - 871 feet
At 871 feet in height the Bank of America Corporate Center is the tallest building in Charlotte and in North Carolina, the 26th tallest building in the United States and the 101st tallest building in the world. Completed in 1992 the 60 story Bank of America Corporate Center is located at 100 North Tryon Street in downtown Charlotte near all the best hotels and restaurants in the city including the Ritz-Carlton hotel just across the street. The Bank of America Corporate Center is the headquarters of Bank of America which is the largest bank in the United States.
2) Duke Energy Center - 786 feet
Located at 534 South Tryon Street the Duke Energy Center is the 2nd tallest building in Charlotte, North Carolina and the 53rd tallest building in the United States at 786 feet in height. Built from 2006-2010 the 54 floor Duke Energy Center was originally built to be the corporate headquarters of Wachovia but the financial company was sold under extreme duress to Wells Fargo during the financial crisis in 2008 and the building was named after Duke Energy which has its headquarters in the building. The Duke Energy Center is a sleek modern looking skyscraper with a pointed slanted top that makes it stand out along Charlotte's city skyline.
3) The Vue - 677 feet
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The Vue is 677 feet high which makes it the 3rd tallest building in Charlotte. Located at 400 West 5th Street the 50 story The Vue building was built from 2007-2010 and is completely a residential building with 409 condo, apartment and penthouse suites available.
4) Hearst Tower - 659 feet
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The Hearst Tower is located at 214 North Tryon Street and at 659 feet in height is the 4th tallest building in Charlotte. Built from 1999-2002 the 47 floor Hearst Tower is owned by Bank of America and named for one of its tenants the media conglomerate Hearst Corporation. Hearst Tower has a unique design where the upper floors of the skyscraper are wider than the lower floors so the upper floors have more square footage to rent out.
5) One Wachovia Center - 588 feet
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One Wachovia Center is located at 301 South College Street and at 588 feet is the 5th tallest building in Charlotte, North Carolina. Built from 1985-1988 the 42 story One Wachovia Center building was the tallest building in the city from 1988 until 1992 when the Bank of America Corporate Center was completed. One Wachovia Center is part of a complex that includes two smaller skyscrapers, a condominium complex and a Hilton Hotel.
6) Bank of America Plaza - 503 feet
Bank of America Plaza is the last building in Charlotte that is over 500 feet in height and it is also the oldest building on the list having been completed in 1974. It was the tallest skyscraper in Charlotte and North Carolina from 1974 until 1988 when One Wachovia Center was completed. Located at 101 South Tryon Street the Bank of America Plaza is the 6th tallest building in the city today and is conveniently located downtown near the best hotels and restaurants in Charlotte.
For more see 10 Natural Wonders in North Carolina