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Looking forward: Duke Energy Center

Posted on 13 Apr 2009 by Justin Ruckman

photo: aussie luke; view this photo on Urban Planet

Every day now the Wachovia Corporate Center Wells Fargo East Coast HQ Duke Energy Center is looking more and more like the real, finished, thing.

It still surprises me to find people who don’t know what the final tower is actually supposed to look like. So I’ve collected the best renderings I can find, and am posting them here. If you know of any I’m leaving out, feel free to add them in the comments.



  1. Avatar of Melissa Fortune
    Melissa Fortune 13 Apr 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Thx Justin. It didn’t know what the final product was to look like– renderings are kinda Dubai-ish. LOL

  2. Susan1 13 Apr 2009 at 6:53 PM

    I also did not know what final product was supposed to look like. I agree. It does look like a building from Dubai. Then again we have several pink buildings so Charlotte has an eclectic skyline.

  3. Chris 13 Apr 2009 at 7:13 PM

    Thanks for posting. I like the built in carry handle at the top. Sort of reminds me of a wine bottle carrier.

    Wonder if it was designed that way due to it FIRST being a bank building. “Yes you can buy our bank, would you like to take the building with you as well?”

  4. Rhi B. 13 Apr 2009 at 7:16 PM

    Yeah! I glowing phallus to tower over our lives. Weeee.

  5. Hotel Rates Vegas 14 Apr 2009 at 7:27 PM

    I wish it should be the best example for saving the energy

  6. Avatar of Richard
    Richard 14 Apr 2009 at 9:01 PM

    pointy & shiny.