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Wachovia Corporate HQ tower now Duke Energy Center

Posted on 27 Feb 2009 by Justin Ruckman

What was once to be Ken Thompson’s big corner office in Charlotte’s newest tower will now belong to Jim Rogers.

Rogers, Duke Energy Corp.‘s chief executive officer, announced Thursday that Duke will move its headquarters across the street to the 48-story Wachovia tower under construction at South Tryon Street and become its dominant tenant.

The tower, which will become Charlotte’s second tallest office building, will be named the Duke Energy Center. Duke will occupy 21 floors, including the top one.

The move is the latest symbol of the hard times plaguing Charlotte’s once booming banking sector. But it also affirms Duke – one of the nation’s largest electric power companies – as a major player in the city’s business landscape.”

Read more by Adam Bell at the Observer.

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