About 112 Tryon Plaza
112 Tryon Plaza is a 280 ft (85 m) 22-story skyscraper in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was the second tallest building in North Carolina when completed in 1927, and the tallest building in Charlotte for about 35 more years. It is currently the 21st tallest building in the city. Located on "The Square" at the corner of Trade St. and Tryon St. adjacent to a pocket park, this building has a premiere location in Uptown Charlotte, also known as Charlotte center city. In 2006 it was sold for USD $12 million to the Simpson Organization. In 1925, First National Bank president Henry McAden hired prominent Charlotte architect Louis Asbury, who had designed a home for him in 1916 in Myers Park. Engineering firm Lockwood, Green & Company worked with Asbury. The $1.8 million building opened September 9, 1927. Soon, the Charlotte branch of the Federal Reserve located on the nineteenth floor. First National Bank did not make enough of an effort to secure tenants, and the building was only 30 percent occupied in late 1930. This helped lead to the bank's failure on December 4 of that year.