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One Financial Plaza
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One Financial Plaza, October 2005, after Wilma
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General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 100 SE 3rd Ave Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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Construction started 1972
Completed 1972
Opening 1972
Height
Roof 374 ft (114 m)
Technical details
Floor count 28

One Financial Plaza is a 374 ft (114 m), 28-story building in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida was opened in 1972. At the time of its opening, it was the tallest building in the Fort Lauderdale area. It has since been surpassed by several buildings. Currently, it is the city's sixth tallest building.

One Financial Plaza bears a striking resemblance to the Chase Tower in Amarillo, Texas. They were built around the same time (Chase Tower opened in 1971, the year before One Financial Plaza opened), and Chase Tower is only a few floors taller, at 31 stories.

History

When the building was constructed in 1972, it was known as the Landmark Bank Building, after its builder and main tenant, Landmark Bank. Landmark Bank was acquired by C&S in 1985, and after a series of mergers and acquisitions, became a part of Bank of America. In 2002, Bank of America moved into a nearby building, and Union Planters Bank moved into the building the following year. The name on the building was changed to "Union Planters", and later to "Regions" when Regions Bank merged with Union Planters in 2004.

In 2005, when Hurricane Wilma hit Fort Lauderdale, One Financial Plaza (along with the rest of the city's skyline) suffered some damage, including a large gash that stretched from the 14th to the 19th floors. In 2009, construction was completed to rebuild a storm-grade curtain wall and modernize the facade in accordance with post-Hurricane Andrew building codes.

The renovation in charge of fixing the facade after the damage done by Hurricane Wilma, was done by RLC Architects from Boca Raton.

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