Bank of America Corporate Center
Walter P Moore provided all structural engineering for this major high rise building in uptown Charlotte. When it was topped out in late 1991, the 870-foot tall 60-story tower was the tallest building in the Southeast United States and the world’s third tallest concrete frame building. It is sheathed in granite and glass and features a 100-foot-tall metal crown of silver rods symbolizing Charlotte’s nickname, “the Queen City.” The building serves as the corporate headquarters for Bank of America, which occupies over 400,000 of the building’s 1.1 million square feet of premium office space.
Walter P Moore analyzed a variety of feasible structural systems before selecting an economical reinforced concrete frame. Concrete was selected because it uniquely met both the intricate geometric requirements of design architect Cesar Pelli and the demands of the developers for economy, column-free office spaces, and minimum foor-to-foor heights.
The tower anchors a $300 million complex which includes the N.C. Blumenthal center for the arts, 50,000 square feet of retail space, a 1200-car parking facility with overhead pedestrian connector, and several public courts. Walter P Moore provided structural engineering for the entire complex.