Hearst Tower

Charlotte, North Carolina

A 47-story, 970,000 square foot office building and trading floor. The top 32 floors of the tower are supported on a 15-story podium, which contains the building lobby, a 1,400-space parking garage, retail space, and a trading floor for 800 traders. The trading floor is one of the largest in North America. The roof of the trading floor is framed with seven king-post trusses that are 120’ long and 20’ deep. The end king-post truss supports a 48’-high structural glass wall. Two carrier trusses that are 160’ long and 15’ deep support the king-post trusses, as well as a suspended mezzanine floor.