About Wachovia Financial Center
Wachovia Financial Center is a two-acre development in the City of Miami, Florida, United States. It consists of a 765 feet (233 m) tall office skyscraper and a 15-story low-rise building. It was previously known as the Southeast Financial Center (1984-1992), the First Union Financial Center (1992-2003). When topped-off in August 1983, it was the tallest building south of New York City and east of the Mississippi River, taking away the same title from the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, in Atlanta, Georgia. It remained the tallest building in the southeastern U.S. until 1987, when it was surpassed by One Atlantic Center in Atlanta, and the tallest in Florida until October 1, 2003, when it was surpassed by the Four Seasons Hotel and Tower, also in Miami. It remains the tallest office tower in Florida. Southeast Financial Center was constructed in three years with more than 500 construction workers. Approximately 6,650 tons of structural steel, 80,000 cubic yards of concrete, and 7000 cubic tons of reinforcing steel bars went into its construction.