North Carolina People, Places, and Things-May 6
I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.
In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special.
I was telling someone early in the week that I love to go to Charlotte because in the Carolinas it has the closest feel to a large metropolitan city to me personally. It might be the Charlotte skyline in uptown Charlotte gives me that feel. Having the Lynk line take you from the south end of Charlotte to Uptown lets that mass transit component of a large city also take hold.
I began to wonder just how many of the state’s tallest buildings were located in Charlotte and my hunch was confirmed the overwhelming majority of the state’s tallest buildings are located in Uptown Charlotte. In fact the five tallest buildings in the state are all located in the Queen City. Those top five include:
(1) Bank of America Corporate Center (Bank of America Plaza) – 60 stories – 871 ft – built in 1992
(2) Duke Energy Center (Duke Energy Cultural Campus) – 48 stories – 786 ft -built in 2009
(3) Hearst Tower Charlotte – 47 stories – 659 ft – built in 2002
(4) One Wells Fargo Center (Wachovia Center) – 42 stories – 588 ft – built in 1988
(5) The Vue – 50 stories – 560 ft – built in 2010
In fact of the tallest 15 buildings in the entire State of North Carolina you will find 12 located in Charlotte. Raleigh has two on that list and Winston-Salem has the other. One other interesting point about the list of five above are all serve as primarily office buildings with the exception of #5 The Vue. It is high end condo’s located on Pine Street in Charlotte.