In an article from the Charlotte Business Journal, Gordon Beckman spoke about designing the tower project, 615 South College in Charlotte, North Carolina. The article is included with a slideshow of 19 photos onsite at 615 South College.
"This was an opportunity to be big, bold, robust — this powerful thing on the expressway on the front line of the city," said Beckman, a partner at Atlanta architecture firm John Portman & Associates. "I call this a 70 mph building because you’re going down the expressway and you see this thing — it's memorable."Share
Beckman's concept has now become an 18-story, 370,000-square-foot office building anchoring the Stonewall side of uptown, a corridor receiving $2.7 billion in investment in current and upcoming real estate projects. 615 South College, developed by Portman Holdings, is one of the first to deliver on the crane-ridden street and has already landed tenants like Regions Bank, BDO and WeWork.