United States North Carolina Charlotte Charlotte Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Events All Charlotte The Tallest Buildings in Charlotte, North Carolina By Artie Beaty Artie Beaty A lifelong Charlotte resident, Artie Beaty has been writing about the best of his hometown since 2011. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 06/10/19 Share Pin Email Ever wondered about the story behind the buildings that tower over Uptown Charlotte? Here's a look at the 10 tallest buildings in Uptown, and a little history about each. As is standard when measuring buildings, the height measurements do include any architectural features but do not include antennas. 01 of 10 Bank of America Corporate Center Height: 871 feetFloors: 60Year Constructed: 1992 Housing the world headquarters for Bank of America, this is the most prominent building in Charlotte's skyline. From 1992 to today, this has been Charlotte's tallest building. It's the tallest building in North Carolina and the tallest from Philadelphia to Atlanta. In the film Shallow Hal, the main character (played by Jack Black) works in this building. The building sits on top of the Rudisill Gold Mine, a mine from the nation's first gold rush in Charlotte. Construction workers actually found gold while working on this project. Continue to 2 of 10 below. 02 of 10 Duke Energy Center Artie Beaty Height: 786 feetFloors: 54Year Constructed: 2010 By square footage, this is the largest building in Charlotte. This building was intended to be the headquarters of Wachovia Bank, You may recognize this building if you watch Carolina Panthers football games or other events at Bank of America Stadium. It towers prominently over the stadium's east side, and the tower's light show is often used when teams score. The light show is also a prominent feature of Charlotte's skyline, with a different color combination almost every night representing a local team, a convention or prominent event in town, or a local community group. Continue to 3 of 10 below. 03 of 10 The Vue Height: 662 feetFloors: 51Year Constructed: 2010 The Vue is one of the tallest residential buildings in the state and the Southeast. Continue to 4 of 10 below. 04 of 10 Hearst Tower Height: 659 feetFloors: 47Year Constructed: 2002 Presently, the Hearst Corporation has offices in this complex. A Bank of America trading floor in the Hearst Tower was one of the largest in North America at three stories tall. Unique about this building is the "reverse floorplate" design. The upper floors are actually slightly larger than those on the bottom. Continue to 5 of 10 below. 05 of 10 One Wells Fargo Center Height: 588 feetFloors: 42Year Constructed: 1988 When it was opened, this building was called One First Union Center - a named that changed with First Union's purchase of Wachovia. The building was known as One Wachovia Center until the Wachovia headquarters would move to a new building. The current name was adopted when it became the headquarters for Wells Fargo East Coast Division. From 1988 to 1992, this was the tallest building in Charlotte. Continue to 6 of 10 below. 06 of 10 Bank of America Plaza Height: 503 feetFloors: 40Year Constructed: 1974 From 1974 to 1988, this was the tallest building not just in Charlotte, but in North Carolina. You'll find the well-known "Il Grande Disco" sculpture (the large gold disc) adjacent to this building. Continue to 7 of 10 below. 07 of 10 1 Bank of America Center CLTblog.com/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 Height: 484 feetFloors: 32Year Constructed: 2010 Continue to 8 of 10 below. 08 of 10 121 West Trade Civilengtiger/Wikimedia CC 2.0 Height: 462 feetFloors: 32Year Constructed: 1990 With its limestone, granite, and marble exterior, this building (formerly known as "The Interstate Tower) stands out from all the glass and steel surrounding it. The Charlotte City Club occupies the top floor. The largest tenant is the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company. Continue to 9 of 10 below. 09 of 10 Three Wells Fargo Center James Willamor/Wikimedia CC 2.0 Height: 484 feetFloors: 32Year Constructed: 2010 Continue to 10 of 10 below. 10 of 10 Fifth Third Center Chris Short/Wikimedia CC 2.0 Height: 447 feetFloors: 30Year Constructed: 1997 This building now houses the regional headquarters for Fifth Third bank. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! 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