High resolution photograph of the Wachovia Financial Center that is a 764 feet (233 m) tall office skyscraper in Miami, Florida. It was known as the Southeast Bank Center (from 1984-1992), the First Union Financial Center (from 1992-2003), and now as the Wachovia Financial Center.
When it opened on July 16, 1984, it was the tallest building south of New York City and east of the Mississippi River, taking away the title of the tallest building in the southeastern U.S. from the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, in Atlanta, Georgia. It remained the tallest building in the southeastern U.S. until 1987, when it was surpassed by One Atlantic Center in Atlanta, and the tallest in Florida until October 1, 2003, when it was surpassed by the Four Seasons Hotel And Tower, also in Miami. It remains the tallest office tower in Florida. It bears resemblance to Scotia Plaza in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The center was originally built as the headquarters for Southeast Bank. Southeast Bank remained there until they liquidated in 1991. Nowadays, 12% of the office space is occupied by Wachovia Bank, which are the largest tenant and the namesake of the center. The complex was bought two years ago at a record price of $270 million by Lend Lease Real Estates Investments. Editorial Photo. Please note that this photo can NOT be used for commercial purposes!