HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters



Switch heights to



GMAC Insurance Tower

500 West 5th Street
Winston-Salem NC United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1977
  Finished1979
Floor Count21
Floor Area46,550 m²
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof331 ft

Description
Architect: Welton Becket Associates

The nation's first smart building; this was the first completely computer controlled office building. This skyscraper was also designed to be responsive to the differences in the sun's radiation and looks different from every angle it's viewed. The north facade is made of glass. The windows in the southern facade are angled to keep the sun out. Windows in the east and west facades, which are exposed to harsh early and late day sun, are reduced in size and number.

The lighted signs on this skyscraper use fiber-active LEDs and can change to any color.

Google Search

Companies
Welton Becket & Associates - Architect
  
  

Drawing by Matthew Dumont
© SkyscraperPage.com

View All Drawings (5)
 
View Matthew Dumont's Diagram
 
View Winston-Salem Diagram
View North Carolina Diagram
View United States Diagram


Aerial View / Map - Location within Winston-Salem

View Winston-Salem Map Centered on BuildingView Full Winston-Salem MapView Winston-Salem Development MapView Building on Google Maps



Do you see any incorrect data on this page?  Please let our editors know of any corrections you can make by posting them in the Database Corrections section of the discussion forum (open to the public).




Terms & Conditions
All content displayed on and contained within this page is subject to Skyscraper Source Media Inc.'s Terms and Conditions.  No content displayed on this page may be reproduced, in whole or in part, without prior written permission by Skyscraper Source Media Inc.  All content © Copyright Skyscraper Source Media Inc.