The Capitol Center, located in Columbia, South Carolina, is the tallest building in South Carolina. the capital center tower has 1,200 to 1,500 people inside every day and about 100 to 200 offices. A 25 story skyscraper, it has been the tallest building in South Carolina since its completion in December 1987. The tower was built on the site of the former Wade Hampton Hotel which was imploded in July 1985. This modern building exterior is finished in double-paned tinted glass with horizontal bands of anodized aluminum color panels. The 25-story tower was completed in 1987 during a Columbia high-rise building boom, as the AT&T Building. Naming rights have been previously held by Affinity and South Trust Bank. During its construction in 1986, gubernatorial candidate Carroll Campbell successfully used the then unfinished structure, whose construction was partially financed by the State of South Carolina, as a symbol for excessive government spending Capitol Center contains 460,292 square feet (42,762.5 m2) of office space, a significant amount of which is leased to the state of South Carolina and to local law firms. Attached to the tower is a 7-story parking garage containing over 1,000 spaces. The 25th floor is home to The Capital City Club.
By kkeps @ 2010-08-04 12:05:10