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Bank of America Corporate Center (Charlotte) – Headquarters for Bank of America

Posted by Jae on January 22, 2009

Bank of America Corporate Center (Charlotte)

Bank of America Corporate Center (Charlotte)

The Bank of America Corporate Center is a 1992 completed, 60 floor, 265 m skyscraper in Charlotte, USA. When completed in 1992, it became and still is the tallest building in North Carolina as well as the tallest building between Philadelphia and Atlanta. It is the most widely known building and icon for the Charlotte skyline.

Today, the Bank of America Corporate Center serves as the world headquarters for Bank of America, the largest bank in the United States (questionable now due to USA economy. The building was originally the headquarters of NationsBank, which bought Bank of America and disposed of BankAmerica’s headquarters at the 555 California Street, then the Bank of America Center, in San Francisco.)

The Bank of America Corporate Center’s crown shaped spire is the focal point of the building and it makes it stand out architecturally. Its spire does not reflect from the outside like the Chrysler Building or any others; it shines from within and instead of stainless steel there is glass illuminated by floodlights, making it stand out from the many world skyscrapers. Recently, Bank of America began shining the top of the crown shaped spire from white to blue in honor of the Carolina Panthers who were NFC champions in the 2003-2004 NFL Season. The Center’s lobby boasts a work of art by artist Ben Long, one of the largest secular frescoes in the world. The work took more than a year to complete and was painted on site using the traditional technique of fresco painting. Connected to the tower is the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, which contains three performance halls and overlooks the tower from various skylights.

Charlotte Night Time Skyline

Charlotte Night Time Skyline

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