Discover the 12 Tallest Buildings in Charlotte
Not many cities have seen population rises like Charlotte, North Carolina over the past two decades. In 2000, there were around 540,000 people living there. There are now close to 900,000 residents in the Queen City. Charlotte has become popular due to its delicious food, great nightlife, and easy beach access.
There are many corporate jobs and amazing opportunities in Charlotte to take advantage of. One thing Charlotte has is an ever-growing downtown area. The hustle and bustle of Charlotte is just getting going. The skyline of Charlotte has grown and expanded recently, thanks to the population increase. Here are the 12 tallest buildings that give Charlotte its amazing city view.
Three Wells Fargo Center
Our list starts off with one of the larger square footage buildings in Charlotte. Even though it only ranks twelfth on the list of tallest at 450 feet, Three Wells Fargo Center has the sixth most available space. Three Wells Fargo Center was opened back in 2000 and is home to many buildings including a Wells Fargo History Museum. The building is connected to the Overstreet Mall in downtown Charlotte.
121 West Trade
Part of the Charlotte City Center, 121 West Trade has been part of the Charlotte skyline since 1990. This building stands 462 feet above the ground and has 32 floors available for rent. 121 West Trade was built with the future in mind, as the building looks as though it could be from today, even though it’s 30 years old.
300 South Tryon
This building in downtown Charlotte rises a whole one foot more than 121 West Trade. 300 South Tryon was completed in 2017 and stands at a height of 463 feet. The building also has 32 floors used for retail, condo, and office space. Additionally, Ameriprise Financial made news as they announced they’d be buying out two floors of this building starting in 2023.
1 Bank of America Center
Completed back in 2010, 1 Bank of America Center stands as the ninth tallest building in Charlotte. This building shares an atrium with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and is part of the Overstreet Mall. Standing at 484 feet tall, 1 Bank of America Center has some of the most amazing features. There’s only natural light inside and they use recycled rainwater to water the plants they have. Also, the building has a beautiful terrace that looks onto the city.
One South at The Plaza
Coming in at number eight is One South at The Plaza. Back in 1974, this 503-foot-tall building was completed and graced the Charlotte skyline. In fact, this building was the tallest in Charlotte from its completion in 1974 until 1988. One South at The Plaza at one point was called the Bank of America Plaza.
The Vue is one of the newer buildings in downtown Charlotte. Opened back in 2010, The Vue stands at 576 feet tall. This is one oft the most important buildings, as it’s a purely residential building. This building was built to help the exploding popularity in downtown Charlotte. With 50 floors and its height of 576 feet, The Vue is the tallest residential building in all of North Carolina. This will probably change, especially since the rise in people moving to Charlotte doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
One Wells Fargo Center
For three years, One Wells Fargo Center held the title of tallest in Charlotte. This building overtook One South at The Plaza for tallest with a height of 588 feet. Opening in 1988, One Wells Fargo Center is connected to a Hilton Hotel, a plaza, and an entire YMCA. Two First Union Center was the original name of the building when it first opened in 1988.
Duke Energy Plaza
Duke Energy Plaza starts off the top five tallest buildings in Charlotte. Opening in 2022, Duke Energy Plaza became the new home to Duke Energy, one of the largest gas and electric companies in North Carolina. They first opened back in 1904 and operate in six states. Altogether, this building is 629 feet tall and features a modern design. There are different angles on the building that truly capture how amazing it is.
Bank of America Tower
Part of the Legacy Union, this building was completed in 2019 after being started in 2017. This development is in the Uptown part of Charlotte and is home to the headquarters of Honeywell. Bank of America, Deloitte, and JLL also have major offices in this area. The Bank of America Tower stands at 632 feet tall and was the focal point behind the Legacy Union project. Being in Charlotte, it’s not shocking to see so many towers named after Bank of America.
When opened in 2002, Truist Center was the second tallest building in Charlotte. It’s now dropped down to third and is standing at a height of 659 feet tall. The Truist Center has been the company headquarters for Truist Financial since 2020. Up until this point, the building was known as the Hearst Tower. There is a beautiful courtyard at the base of the building. The building was designed to go together with the Bank of America Corporate Center building that’s nearby.
550 South Tryon
550 South Tryon would stand as the tallest building in most cities, but comes in second place in Charlotte. Standing at 786 feet tall, this building was completed in 2010 and has added flare to the Charlotte skyline. Even though it’s almost 100 feet shorter than the tallest building, it has the most amount of area to lease of any building in Charlotte. 550 South Tryon was designed with what appears to be a shift in the angle of the building and lights up whenever a team scores in the ACC Championship Game.
Bank of America Corporate Center
To conclude our list, unsurprisingly, the tallest building in Charlotte is named after Bank of America. The Bank of America Corporate Center stands as the 56th-tallest building in the United States at 871 feet tall. Ever since its opening, this building has been the world headquarters for Bank of America. This building stands out in Charlotte’s skyline and completes it in the best way possible.
Charlotte is expanding and growing at a rate unlike most cities in the United States. As of now, there’s one building being constructed that will join this list. When completed, Queensbridge Collective Residential Tower will stand at 596 feet tall. It will overtake The Vue as the tallest all residential building in Charlotte. There has also been talks of a building named Queensbridge Collective Office Tower being completed in 2025 standing at 557 feet tall.
Visiting Charlotte means you’ll have some of the best food, meet amazing people, and have access to an amazing downtown area. Going and taking in the city life of Charlotte is something everyone should do. There are some of the most amazing views there, with the skyline growing and becoming more amazing day by day.
Tallest Buildings in Charlotte, Ranked
|12||Three Wells Fargo Center||450 Feet||2000|
|11||121 West Trade||462 Feet||1990|
|10||300 South Tryon||463 Feet||2017|
|9||1 Bank of America Center||484 Feet||2010|
|8||One South at The Plaza||503 Feet||1974|
|7||The Vue||576 Feet||2010|
|6||One Wells Fargo Center||588 Feet||1988|
|5||Duke Energy Plaza||629 Feet||2022|
|4||Bank of America Tower||632 Feet||2019|
|3||Truist Center||659 Feet||2002|
|2||550 South Tryon||786 Feet||2010|
|1||Bank of America Corporate Center||871 Feet||1992|