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South Tryon Square

South Tryon Square
General information
Type Office, hotel
Location 201 and 237 South Tryon Street Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Completed 1961
Technical details
Floor count 14
Floor area 236,697 square feet (21,989.9 m2)

South Tryon Square is an office and retail building in Charlotte, North Carolina located at 201 and 237 South Tryon Street. Incorporating the 14-story[1] former Barclays American building built in 1961,[2] it has 236,697 square feet (21,989.9 m2) of office and retail space and a 698-space parking deck. It includes gray and green granite and green glass with ornamental metal.[3]


The George Cutter Building and the NCNB Building across the street may have been the state's first Miesian glass and steel skyscrapers.[4] Their design was based on the Lever House skyscraper in New York City.[2]

American Credit Corporation, whose "ACC" logo on top of the building became prominent in Charlotte's skyline, became Barclays American in 1980.[5]

Spectrum Properties renovated the BarclaysAmerican building in the 1990s.[6] Tearing the building down was considered, but developers added a new exterior.[7]

At the time the building was sold for $68.5 million to a pension fund for the city of Detroit in 2006, major tenants included Wachovia, Dean & DeLuca, and a Marriott Courtyard hotel. Spectrum continued to manage the building.[8]


  1. ^ "Charlotte". Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b Hanchet t, Dr. Thomas W. "Charlotte Architecture: Design Through Time Part 2". Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  3. ^ "201 South Tryon". Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  4. ^ Wyatt, Sherry Joines; Woodard, Sarah. "Final Report: Post World War Two Survey". Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. Archived from the original on 15 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  5. ^ "Barclays plc - Company History". Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  6. ^ Howard, J. Lee (1999-01-11). "South Tryon tower joining parade of new development".  
  7. ^ "South Tryon Square". Emporis. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  8. ^ J. Lee Howard, "South Tryon Square Sells for $68.5M," Charlotte Business Journal, September 12, 2006.

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  • 1966 photo of Charlotte skyline with ACC Building at left

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