New, larger, brighter BB&T sign

December 3rd, 2007

Two Hannover Square got an upgrade today: a huge, centered version of its Branch Banking and Trust rooftop signage logo. Perhaps it does not want to be overshadowed by that other building creeping up behind its back? Or maybe someone just bumped the Times New Roman font to 72 PT for a laugh.

New BB&T sign New BB&T sign New BB&T sign New BB&T sign The impact from South Saunders. New BB&T sign New BB&T sign The new sign is much brighter than the old. Thanks to “Brendan” for the heads up. Here’s an overlay with the previous sign for comparison. It appears some microwave repeaters have also been added recently. Old and New BB&T sign


  1. Anonymous says:

    January 19th, 2008 at 4:41 pm (#)

    Hey guys, It wasn’t the BB&T building that originaly was to have the spire. It was the Wachovia bldg. I think it looked a lot better with the spire. I wish I still had a pic of the original model. I still don’t know why they never put the spire on top.

  2. Anonymous says:

    January 23rd, 2008 at 10:30 am (#)

    FYI, the sign is illuminated with approximatly 2500 LED’s which draw just over 18amps in total… this sign is very “green”!

  3. Anonymous says:

    January 23rd, 2008 at 4:15 pm (#)

    Agree, it is an ugly building.

    Anyone know who owns the building?

    Whoever it is must be involved with the Raleigh marketing team, that ugly building keeps getting center stage on post cards, etc.. That building was finished in 1991, it’s time the owner makes an investment to re-configure the top of the building (it’s an eyesore). The architect and developer should have been fired for their lack of vision.

  4. Anonymous says:

    January 23rd, 2008 at 8:23 pm (#)

    Once again, I think the building is okay. I am glad they are taking a little pride in their building and our skyline by advertising the new larger green BB&T sign. It seems that people are starting to take interest in our city.

  5. Anonymous says:

    January 24th, 2008 at 8:35 am (#)

    While impressive architecture is a huge plus, when investors look at a city they are more interested in its financial stability and demographics. I would be more upset about One Hannover Square, Marriott Hotel, County Jail and the County Courthouse before I get pissed about Two Hannover Square (aka BB&T building). It would have been nice to see if the owners of Two Hannover Square are interested about image enough to replace its top with something more inspiring, but unfortunately spires and crowns don’t generate income. Not to mention that from the money shot Two Hannover Square is still prominent.

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