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Plaza Tower

800 South Gay Street
Knoxville TN United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1978
  Finished1979
Floor Count27
Floor Area42,271 m²
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - aluminium

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof327 ftSteve Berger, property manager, blueprints
From Monroe Avenue entrance (back entrance)
Main roof314 ftSteve Berger, property manager, blueprints

Description
Floor layout:
- Ground Floor: lobby
- Floors 1-24: office floors
- Floors 25-26: mechanical floors

Front entrance is 4 meters higher than back entrance.

Knoxville's tallest skyscraper.

The 27th floor features a private dining club with spectacular views of the mountains and the Tennessee River.

Built by Jacob "Jake" Butcher for United American Bank. The building was built above a 393 space parking deck.

United American Bank collapsed in 1983 after federal bank regulators uncovered illegal loans, forged documents and other frauds. It was the fourth-largest bank failure in US history.

The building was renovated in 1995.

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