Hearst Tower (Charlotte)

Hearst Tower

The Hearst Tower is the third-tallest building in Charlotte and North Carolina.
General information
Type Office, museum
Location 214 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Coordinates 35°13′39″N 80°50′27″W / 35.227572°N 80.840803°W / 35.227572; -80.840803Coordinates: 35°13′39″N 80°50′27″W / 35.227572°N 80.840803°W / 35.227572; -80.840803
Construction started 1999
Completed 2002
Opening 2002
Cost $200 million (2002 USD)
Owner Cousins Properties Incorporated
Roof 201 m (659 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 47
Floor area 148,644 m2 (1,599,990 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 29
Design and construction
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 201 meters (659 ft) in height. It opened on 14 November 2002 and is the 3rd-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 (180,000 sq ft) trading floor designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and operated by Bank of America. The building is currently owned by Cousins Properties Incorporated, 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 (24,000 sq ft) compared to an average of only 1,900 square metres (20,000 sq ft) 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 49 by 20m public plaza lined with restaurants, shops, and the Sonia and Isaac Luski Gallery, is located next to the main entrance off North Tryon Street. In front of the plaza is a 3-metre (9.8 ft) glass and bronze sculpture crafted by Howard Ben Tre entitled the Castellan, which translates to "keeper of the castle." Within the lobby is Collaborate214, which is a coworking space introduced in October of 2014.

The building is located across the street from the Bank of America Corporate Center and 201 North Tryon.

Parkway Properties of Orlando, Florida announced the purchase of Hearst Tower in 2012 for $250 million. Bank of America will continue to lease 29,900 square metres (322,000 sq ft) until 2022.[1]

See also


  1. Singe, Kerry; Dunn, Andrew (2012-05-04). "Sale of Hearst Tower may signal investor interest in Charlotte". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
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