One Shell Square

Skyscraper in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Hancock Whitney Center New Orleans
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General information
TypeCommercial offices
Architectural styleinternational style
Location701 Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Coordinates29°57′01″N 90°04′16″W / 29.9502°N 90.0711°W / 29.9502; -90.0711Coordinates: 29°57′01″N 90°04′16″W / 29.9502°N 90.0711°W / 29.9502; -90.0711
Completed1972
Height
Roof697 ft (212 m)
Technical details
Floor count51
Floor areaOffice: 1,256,988 sq ft (116,778.0 m2)
Retail: 32,700 sq ft (3,040 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings and Merrill
DeveloperHines Interests Limited Partnership
Structural engineerFazlur Rahman Khan
References
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Hancock Whitney Center, formerly One Shell Square, is a 51-story, 697-foot (212 m) skyscraper designed in the International style by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, located at 701 Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the tallest building in both the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana, and is taller than Louisiana's tallest peak, Driskill Mountain. The building is primarily used for leaseable office space, with some retail space on the ground level. The design of the building is very similar to Houston's One Shell Plaza and Denver's Republic Plaza, both built by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Hines Interest is the developer of Hancock Whitney Center and Lincoln Property Company. Shell Oil Company is the building's largest tenant. The building was renamed in 2018.[4] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.


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