Three Wells Fargo Center

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Three Wells Fargo Center
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General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Opening 2000
Owner Wells Fargo Bank
Management Childress Klein Properties
Antenna spire 450 ft (140 m)
Technical details
Floor count 32
Floor area 890,000 sq ft (83,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect TVS Design
Developer Childress Klein Properties
Main contractor Batson Cook Company

Three Wells Fargo Center is a 450 feet (137 m) tall building in Charlotte, North Carolina. Completed in 2000, the skyscraper has 32 floors and 890,000 square feet (83,000 m2) of office space. It is the 10th tallest building in Charlotte.

Charlotte, North Carolina Largest city in North Carolina

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Skyscraper tall building

A skyscraper is a continuously habitable high-rise building that has over 40 floors and is taller than approximately 150 m (492 ft). Historically, the term first referred to buildings with 10 to 20 floors in the 1880s. The definition shifted with advancing construction technology during the 20th century. Skyscrapers may host commercial offices or residential space, or both. For buildings above a height of 300 m (984 ft), the term "supertall" can be used, while skyscrapers reaching beyond 600 m (1,969 ft) are classified as "megatall".


Prior to the First Union-Wachovia merger, this building was called Three First Union Center. [1] [2]

In December 2010, as a result of Wells Fargo's 2008 purchase of Wachovia, the building was renamed Three Wells Fargo Center. [3]

Wells Fargo American multinational banking and financial services company

Wells Fargo & Company is an American multinational financial services company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with central offices throughout the United States. It is the world's fourth-largest bank by market capitalization and the third largest bank in the US by total assets. Wells Fargo is ranked #26 on the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest US corporations by total revenue. In July 2015, Wells Fargo became the world's largest bank by market capitalization, edging past ICBC, before slipping behind JPMorgan Chase in September 2016, in the wake of a scandal involving the creation of over 2 million fake bank accounts by Wells Fargo employees. Wells Fargo fell behind Bank of America to third by bank deposits in 2017 and behind Citigroup to fourth by total assets in 2018.


A branch of the Wells Fargo History Museum is located in the building. The museum's exhibits include gold mining in North Carolina, a 19th-century stagecoach, and a model of an 1889 Wachovia Bank branch from Winston-Salem. [4]

Wells Fargo History Museum museum in Phoenix, Arizona

The Wells Fargo History Museum is a group of museums operated by Wells Fargo in several states that feature exhibits about the company's history. Some of the museums' displays include original stagecoaches, photographs, gold nuggets and mining artifacts, the Pony Express, telegraphs and historic bank artifacts.

Stagecoach type of covered wagon

A stagecoach is a four-wheeled public coach used to carry paying passengers and light packages on journeys long enough to need a change of horses. It is strongly sprung and generally drawn by four horses.

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Coordinates: 35°13′28″N80°50′47″W / 35.2244°N 80.8463°W / 35.2244; -80.8463

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