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Epic Center
Epic Center
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Epic Center
General information
Status Complete
Type commercial office, tv transmission
Location Wichita, Kansas
Coordinates 37°41?25?N 97°20?19?W / 37.69028°N 97.33861°W / 37.69028; -97.33861Coordinates: 37°41?25?N 97°20?19?W / 37.69028°N 97.33861°W / 37.69028; -97.33861
1987
Completed 1989
Opening 1989
Height 325 feet(roof)/385 feet(tip)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Floor area 399,998 sq ft (37,200 m2)[1]
Design and construction
Architect Platt, Adams, Braht, Bradley & Associates

The Epic Center is a high-rise building located at 301 N. Main St. in Wichita, Kansas. At 325 feet(roof)/ 385 feet(tip), it is the tallest building in the state of Kansas. The tallest structure in the state is the KWCH Tower.[]

History

Construction of the Epic Center began in 1987.[2] It officially opened for business in 1989. Created as a lure for businesses to the downtown area, the Epic Center helped create a "big city" feel for Wichita at a time when the economy was fluctuating. The building has 22 stories above ground level.[2]

Originally, the plans called for two twin towers to be built, but those plans were scrapped in favor of a single tower due to the fear that the occupancy level would never reach near capacity. At the time, this led to a local joke referring to the development as "Epic Off-Center", but that epithet is now largely forgotten.

In 2007, in a $1.4 billion transaction the Epic Center, One and Two Brittany Place and 31 other buildings, were acquired by real estate investment firm Behringer Harvard, when it acquired IPC US REIT.[3]

Today

Today the building's tenants include law firms, banking and loan corporations, a field office of the Secret Service, and many other businesses. Due to the current downtown development in progress, it has been speculated that other high-rise buildings or skyscrapers may soon be under construction in downtown Wichita.

The Epic Center has 298,000 square feet (27,700 m2) of office space. Hinkle Law Firm LLC, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC and Viega LLC Inc. are its biggest tenants.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Epic Center". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ a b "Epic Center data". www.emporis.com. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ a b .http://wichita.bizjournals.com/wichita/stories/2007/12/10/daily25.html

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