Charlotte office tower breaks ground

The August 14 event was no ordinary groundbreaking and not just because 615 South College is no ordinary office tower. Since this new Class AA office tower is to be constructed atop the existing parking structure adjacent to The Westin Charlotte hotel, a crew of dignitaries such as North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, as well as Portman representatives, wielded pickaxes to “Pop the Top” and begin construction. The 19-story, 370,000-square-foot office building, designed for LEED Gold certification, is scheduled to open in 2017.