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One Tampa City Center

One Tampa City Center
One Tampa City Center as seen from Amalie Arena
General information
Type Office
Location 201 North Franklin Street, Tampa, Florida, United States
Opening 1981
Owner Alliance Partners
Height
Roof 537 ft (164 m)
Technical details
Floor count 39
Floor area 735,024 sq ft (68,286 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Welton Becket & Associates
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti
Main contractor Pavarini Construction Southeast, Inc.
References
[1][2]

One Tampa City Center, formerly known as GTE Center and Verizon Building, is an office skyscraper in Tampa, Florida. It was the tallest building in the state for three years and the tallest building in the city until the completion of the Bank of America tower in 1986.[3] At 39 stories tall, it is currently the third tallest structure in the city at 537 feet tall.[4]

History

One Tampa City Center opened in 1981 as the GTE Building. It was the second skyscraper built in the city, after the Park Tower just a few blocks away.

On November 13, 2012, PNC Bank acquired the naming rights for the building from Verizon Communications, which began effective in May 2013.[5]

On October 30, 2014, the building was sold for $128 million dollars to Alliance Partners HSP.[6]

One Tampa City Center is the third-tallest building in Tampa

Height

The building is among Tampa's tallest buildings, as well as among Florida's tallest.

When it topped out in 1981, One Tampa City Center was the tallest building in Florida for four years from 1981 to 1984, when it was surpassed by the Wachovia Financial Center, which today is the Southeast Financial Center. The building was the tallest in Tampa from 1981 to 1986, until it was surpassed by neighboring office building the Bank of America Plaza. Today, the building remains the third tallest building in the city.

Tenants

The building holds offices for major companies and law firms;

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See also

References

  1. ^
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  3. ^ Skyscraper Page
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ PNC Bank logo to top Tampa's third highest building
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External links

  • Tampa City Center's official website
Records
Preceded by
Park Tower
Tallest Building in Tampa
1981—1986
164m
Succeeded by
Bank of America Tower (Tampa)
Preceded by
Wells Fargo Center
Tallest Building in Florida
1981—1984
163.7m
Succeeded by
Southeast Financial Center


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