I know there aren't many tall buildings in Tampa, but I feel the need to represent the Bay Area since no one else seems to have started a thread for it.
Here we go........
Tampa skyline from Apollo Beach
Portion of Tampa Skyline
May 16, 2008
Author: Sonny SideUp
In the center you can see 100 North Tampa Street. It's the tallest buliding in Tampa, and the tallest on Florida's Gulf Coast. It's 579 feet, 176m.
The foundation mat of the building is 9 feet thick, weighs more than 35 million pounds and contains enough concrete to pave a 2-lane highway 8 inches thick and 2 3/4 miles long.
100 North Tampa's exterior features polished Rosa Dante granite (quarried in Spain) and pewter tinted glass. Architectural features include articulated granite conices, sculpted corners and curved bullnose shapes on the north and south ends. Set back at the 38th and 40th floors, the building peaks in gables surrounded by metal grillwork and is topped by a Gothic-style green standing seam metal roof.
The granite arches that frame the building entrances are 40 feet high.
Twelve high-speed, computer-controlled elevators serve the office floors, and three equally sophisticated elevators link the garage levels to the main lobby.
HKS Architects of Dallas designed the building, and Beers Construction of Atlanta was the general contractor.
Each office floor features 12 corner offices. There are approximately 22,000 square feet of office space per floor on floors 16 through 37; 17,577 square feet on floors 38 and 39; and 13,037 square feet on floors 40 through 42. HVAC and other mechanical systems are concealed by the roof, on the 43rd level.
100 North Tampa was awarded BOMA Building of the Year Award in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005 & 2006
The building features 552,000 square feet of leasable space and 13 levels of fully-enclosed parking for 603 vehicles.
Construction of the $108 million project began in May, 1990 and the building opened in July, 1992.
I'll add more tomorrow.