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Then & Now: Rivergate Tower, 1987 and 2014

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The distinctive Rivergate Tower in downtown Tampa, sometimes referred to as the “Beer Can Building” because of its cylindrical shape, is shown under construction in the 1987 “then” photo.

The building was designed by Harry Wolf and is based on a complex geometrical formula. It is the sixth tallest skyscraper in Tampa, with 32 floors.

Originally known as NCIB Plaza, it was the Florida headquarters of NCIB bank. The name was changed to 400 North Ashley Plaza in 2000, and to Rivergate Tower in 2005.

The building has been the world headquarters of Sykes Enterprises since 2002, a multinational corporation that provides technical support and customer service.

Greg S. Carr

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