|One Tampa City Center|
One Tampa City Center as seen from Amalie Arena
|Location||201 North Franklin Street, Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Roof||537 ft (164 m)|
|Floor area||735,024 sq ft (68,286 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Welton Becket & Associates|
|Structural engineer||Thornton Tomasetti|
|Main contractor||Pavarini Construction Southeast, Inc.|
One Tampa City Center, formerly known as GTE Center and Verizon Building, is an office skyscraper in Tampa, Florida. It was the tallest building in the state for three years and the tallest building in the city until the completion of the Bank of America tower in 1986. At 39 stories tall, it is currently the third tallest structure in the city at 537 feet tall.
One Tampa City Center opened in 1981 as the GTE Building. It was the second skyscraper built in the city, after the Park Tower just a few blocks away.
On October 30, 2014, the building was sold for $128 million dollars to Alliance Partners HSP.
The building is among Tampa's tallest buildings, as well as among Florida's tallest.
When it topped out in 1981, One Tampa City Center was the tallest building in Florida for four years from 1981 to 1984, when it was surpassed by the Wachovia Financial Center, which today is the Southeast Financial Center. The building was the tallest in Tampa from 1981 to 1986, until it was surpassed by neighboring office building the Bank of America Plaza. Today, the building remains the third tallest building in the city.
The building holds offices for major companies and law firms;
|Tallest Building in Tampa
Bank of America Tower (Tampa)
Wells Fargo Center
|Tallest Building in Florida
Southeast Financial Center
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