Central National Bank Building
Richmond, VA (circa 1929)
This project included the renovation and adaptive reuse of a twenty-three (23) story building in downtown Richmond. The main tower for this facility is approximately 147,000 square feet and the four (4)-story annex is approximately 90,000 square feet for a total square footage of 237,000 square feet. The main tower is constructed with steel columns, steel beams and concrete slabs with a brick and stone exterior. The four (4)-story annex is a concrete frame with stone exterior. The Central National Bank building is an Art Deco skyscraper located in Richmond, Virginia. Completed in 1929, it was one of the first skyscrapers in the city of Richmond not in the heart of the financial district. According to architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson, the Central National Bank Building and the West Hospital building are the only two skyscrapers in Richmond to have used the fashionable Art Deco ziggurat-inspired setback, and is among a handful in Virginia. The building is on both the National Historic Register and Virginia Historic Register.