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Wake County Office Building

336 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh NC United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1942
Floor Count16
Basement Floors2
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - art deco
 - streamline moderne
Materials
 - steel
 - marble
 - granite
 - concrete


Description
Architect: Northrup and O'Brien
General Contractor: George W. Kane
Concrete: Southern Equipment Corporation
Steel: Salem Steel

Designed by architect Luther Lashmit of the Winston-Salem architectural firm Northrup & O'Brien. The building was modeled after the Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem. This skyscraper was Raleigh's tallest building from 1942 to 1964. 680 WPTF Radio was located in this building. The mechanical section is two storeys tall and contained a new air conditioning system designed by Willis Carrier for tall buildings. Four additional floors were added to the western wing of the building in 1947. The building was purchased and renovated by the State of North Carolina in 1978.

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