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List of Famous Charlotte Buildings & Structures

List of the famous landmarks that make up the Charlotte skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Charlotte architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Charlotte are included on this list. Information about these Charlotte buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Charlotte and older historic landmarks.

Bank of America Corporate Center and Liddell-McNinch House are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Charlotte?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Charlotte. Famous architectural houses within the city of Charlotte are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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    Duke Energy Center

    The Duke Energy Center is a 786 feet tall, 48-floor skyscraper in Charlotte, North Carolina. When completed in 2010, it was the largest building in Charlotte, second tallest building in Charlotte, and the tallest in the world to use precast double tees built by Prestress of the Carolinas. The building is named for its anchor tenant, Duke Energy, and both the tower and the adjacent cultural arts campus are owned by Wells Fargo. Sonnenschein will use 35,000 square feet on the 34th and 35th floors and Deloitte will use 82,000 square feet. Originally, the building was to be known as the Wachovia Corporate Center. It was to replace One Wachovia Center as the headquarters of Wachovia. Wachovia  ...more
    • City/Town: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 2010
    • Structural Height (m): 239.57
    • Construction Started: 2006-02-28
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    Duke Energy Center Phase II

    • City/Town: Charlotte, Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • 11

    Fifth Third Center

    Fifth Third Center, formally known as the IJL Financial Center and 201 North Tryon, is a 447 feet skyscraper in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was competed in 1997, and has 30 floors. It is located at the intersection of West Fifth Street and North Tryon Street, and is the 8th-tallest building in Charlotte. It was designed by Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates. The building contains 670,000 square feet of rentable floor space and it includes an attached 1,030 space parking deck. In 2001 the building won the BOMA International's TOBY award for excellence in office building management and operations. On August 8, 2014, the property was purchased by Cousins Properties, who owns  ...more
    • City/Town: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1997
    • Floors: 30
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    Hearst Tower

    The Hearst Tower in Charlotte, North Carolina is a 47-story skyscraper along North Tryon Street that rises 201 meters 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, 17,000-square-metre trading floor designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and operated by Bank of America. The building is currently owned by Parkway Properties, although the Hearst Corporation also has offices in the building. The building's reverse floorplate design makes the upper floors average 2,200 square metres compared to an average of only 1,900 square metres for the lower floors. In the  ...more
    • City/Town: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 2002
    • Structural Height (m): 200.86
    • Construction Started: 1999