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Independence Building

102 West Trade Street
Charlotte NC United States

Status:destroyed
Construction Dates
  Began1908
  Finished1909
  Destroyed1981
Floor Count14
Floor Area7,126 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - beaux arts
Materials
 - steel

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof150 ft

Description
North Carolina's Tallest Building - 1909 to 1923
Charlotte's Tallest Building - 1909 to 1924

The first steel-frame skyscraper in North Carolina. Renovation in 1928 resulted in two additional stories and a stair tower. Imploded in 1981 to make way for One Independence Center.

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