The Bank of America Plaza is a skyscraper located at the SoNo (South of North Avenue) in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. It is the tallest building in the state of Georgia. It is also considered as the tallest building in any US state capital. Currently, it is the 51st tallest building in the world.
Bank Of America Plaza History
The Bank of America Plaza was built in 1991. It was completed in only 14 months of construction, one of the fastest construction times for buildings 1,000 feet or 300 meters tall. The building was designed by architectural firm Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC. The skyscraper was developed by Cousins Properties.
Bank Of America Plaza Features
The Bank of America Plaza is a skyscraper built in the Postmodern architectural style. The building is a modern interpretation of the Art Deco style, a design theme used in the construction of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. It stands 1,024 feet or 312 meters tall. It contains a total of 55 floors with an elevator count of 24 all in all.
The functional space of the building ends at the flat roof where the base of its steel lattice pyramid starts and topped with its spire The skyscraper features a 90 feet or 27 meter obelisk-type spire on top. Most of the said spire is covered in 23 karat gold leaf. It glows bright orange at night, thanks to lighting fixed underneath the steel lattice of the pyramid.