Hearst Tower (Charlotte)
The Hearst Tower is the fourth-tallest building in Charlotte and North Carolina.
|Location||214 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
|Cost||$200 million (2002 USD)|
|Roof||659 ft (201 m)|
|Floor area||1,599,991 sq ft (148,644.0 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Owner||Parkway Properties, Inc.|
|Architect||Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc.|
|Developer||Bank of America|
The Hearst Tower in Charlotte, North Carolina is a 47-story skyscraper along North Tryon Street that rises 659 feet (201 m) in height. It opened on 14 November 2002 and is the 4th-tallest building in Charlotte. The 32-story tower rests atop a 15-floor podium. Located within the podium is a three-story, 180,000-square-foot (17,000 m2) trading floor designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and operated by Bank of America. The building is currently owned by Parkway Properties, Inc., although the Hearst Corporation also has offices in the building.
The building's reverse floorplate design makes the upper floors average 24,000 square feet (2,200 m2) compared to an average of only 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) for the lower floors.
In the College Street lobby are brass railings designed by Edgar Brandt that were rescued from an Au Bon Marche department store in Paris. The Hearst Plaza, a 160 by 65-foot (20 m) public plaza lined with restaurants, shops, and the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, is located next to the main entrance off North Tryon Street. In front of the plaza is a 10-foot (3.0 m) glass and bronze sculpture crafted by Howard Ben Tre entitled the Castellan, which translates to "keeper of the castle." Within the lobby is the Bank of America Gallery, which contains priceless artworks and is open to the public during regular business hours.
Parkway Properties of Orlando, Florida announced the purchase of Hearst Tower in 2012 for $250 million. Bank of America will continue to lease 322,000 square feet (29,900 m2) until 2022.
- Singe, Kerry; Dunn, Andrew (2012-05-04). "Sale of Hearst Tower may signal investor interest in Charlotte". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2012-05-04.