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Bank of America Plaza (Tampa)

Bank of America Plaza
Former names Barnett Plaza
Alternative names 101 Kennedy Boulevard
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 101 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, Florida
Coordinates
Completed 1986
Height
Roof 175.87 m (577.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 42
Floor area 20,000 sq ft (1,900 m2)per floor, 783,930 rsf total
Design and construction
Architect HKS, Inc.
Odell Associates

The Bank of America Plaza is a 42-story skyscraper located in Downtown Tampa and was completed in 1986. At 175.87 m (577.0 ft), it surpassed One Tampa City Center as the tallest building in Tampa, until completion of 100 North Tampa in 1992. The structure was originally known as Barnett Plaza.[1] The structure contains around 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) of rentable space per typical floor[2] with a total of 783,930 square feet (72,829 m2) of rentable space.[3]

Plane incident

On January 5, 2002, just four months after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, 15-year-old amateur pilot, Charles Bishop, stole a Cessna plane and flew into the Bank of America building in Downtown Tampa. While it killed him, there were no other injuries (because the crash occurred on a Saturday, when few people were in the building). A suicide note found in the wreckage expressed support for Osama bin Laden.[4] Bishop had been taking a prescription medicine for acne called Accutane that may have had the side effect of depression or severe psychosis.[5] His family later sued Hoffman-La Roche, the company that makes Accutane, for $70 million; however, an autopsy found no traces of the drug in the teenager's system.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Bank of America Plaza (Tampa) :: 101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida, United States :: Glass Steel and Stone
  2. ^ Bank of America Plaza, Tampa
  3. ^ http://www.cbre.us/o/tampa/properties/bank-of-america-plaza-tampa-florida/pages/bank-of-america-plaza-tampa-florida.aspx
  4. ^ 'Police: Tampa pilot voiced support for bin Laden', CNN US, January 7, 2002
  5. ^ Michael Fumento on Accutane & Charles Bishop on National Review Online
  6. ^ Elaine Silvestrini, 'Family Of Suicidal Pilot Drops Accutane Lawsuit', The Tampa Tribune, June 27, 2007. Retrieved 2012-07-07.

External links

  • Bank of America Plaza (Emporis)
Records
Preceded by
One Tampa City Center
Tallest Building in Tampa
1986–1992
176m
Succeeded by
100 North Tampa
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