Wachovia Financial Center Miami
Wachovia Financial Center (known previously as
the Southeast Bank Center and also as
Union Financial Center) still stands as the
tallest office building in Downtown Miami.
This 764 feet skyscraper has been a part of the
Miami landscape since its completion in
Edward Charles Bassett of Skidmore, Owings, and
Merrill was the designer that envisioned this
Built from the ground up with metal and glass,
each floor of this metal monster has 9 feet
window panel spanning from floor to ceiling. At
the start of the 43rd floor, the unique
“setbacks” of the Wachovia Financial Center can
be seen. This distinctive part of the design
what sets the center apart from the other
surrounding skyscrapers in the area.
Many new towering building have been built in
Miami over the past few years, but the Wachovia
Financial Center stands out as one of few
buildings utilized completely for its
space value.The center boasts over 100,000 square meters of
office space spread out over 55 floors of
gleaming glass and metal. That enables the
average floor the capability of 2050 square
meters of leasing power.
The first floor has been set aside as a retail
area. This is where all basic needs can
conveniently purchased before proceeding to the
office spaces located above.
Immediately following on the next floor up is
the banking facilities mainly owned and
operated by Wachovia Financial. The next 13
floors are a mixture of different tenants from
the financial and banking industries as well.
The fifteenth floor is completely dedicated to
Downtown Athletic Club.