About Duke Energy Center
The Duke Energy Center is a 786 feet (240 m) tall, 48-floor (54 floors including mechanical floors) skyscraper in Charlotte, North Carolina. When completed in 2010, it was the second tallest building in Charlotte, and the tallest in the world to use precast double tees built by Prestress of the Carolinas. The building and adjacent cultural arts campus are owned by Wells Fargo. Sonnenschein will use 35,000 square feet (3,300 m) on the 34th and 35th floors and Deloitte will use 82,000 square feet (7,600 m). Originally, the building was to be known as the Wachovia Corporate Center. It was to replace One Wachovia Center as the headquarters of Wachovia. Wachovia was to occupy 450,000 square feet (42,000 m) of the 1,500,000 square feet (139,000 m) tower. Wells Fargo plans to use five of its 14 floors. The project was announced in spring of 2004, and official renderings were not released until December 6, 2006. In the original petition to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission the building was going to be built on a 1.29-acre (5,200 m) parcel next to 400 South Tryon, with a height of 510 feet (160 m) and 34 floors.