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A new office tower could be coming to Charlotte’s skyline

This rendering shows the first tower of the Legacy Union project, under construction now at former site of The Charlotte Observer.
This rendering shows the first tower of the Legacy Union project, under construction now at former site of The Charlotte Observer.

Another new office tower could be coming to Charlotte’s skyline, according to plans filed with the city.

The building would be at the Legacy Union project, which is going up at the former site of The Charlotte Observer on South Tryon Street. The tower, which is being developed by Lincoln Harris, would have about 389,000 square feet of office space and about 23,000 square feet of retail space, for a total of about 412,000 square feet.

By comparison, the first tower under construction now at the former Charlotte Observer building will be a 33 stories topped with a glass pyramid and total about 845,000 square feet.

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The former Charlotte Observer building at Tryon and Stonewall streets. The newspaper moved its offices to the NASCAR Plaza building on Caldwell Street in 2016. Observer Archives

Bank of America has signed a lease for more than half the space in that building, which will be complete in 2019, the Observer has reported.

Lincoln Harris did not immediately provide additional details on Monday.

In 2016, Lincoln Harris and Goldman Sachs bought 10 acres that were home to the Observer and Reeves Sheet Metal for about $37.5 million. Plans for the space, including both towers, could total 5 million square feet of shops, restaurants, apartments, condominiums, hotel space and offices.

Staff writer Ely Portillo contributed. Cassie Cope: 704-358-5926, @cassielcope.
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