Wachovia Sign now a Reality

August 3rd, 2008

One side of Wachovia Capitol Center’s rumored sign has been put into place. The southern front of the building received the Wachovia logo and lettering first, and the western facing sign will go up in the next few days. Apparently, only these two sides will have signage. I did a mock-up of this last March, which you can see here.

New Wachovia sign atop Raleigh’s Wachovia Capitol Center.

Close up of new Wachovia sign atop Raleigh’s Wachovia Capitol Center.

South Saunders view

Western facing side

Crews prepare the site

Work on the west side


  1. Anonymous says:

    August 19th, 2008 at 8:39 pm (#)

    Back to Raleigh discussion, does anybody else agree with my idea of having signs on all sides of all skyscrapers?

  2. Anonymous says:

    August 20th, 2008 at 9:00 am (#)

    Personally, I don’t really mind on two sides as from just about any vantage point, you can still see them, but then again, 4 signs would not bother me either. Of course, Raleigh’s sign ordinance probably has somethign to do with it, but I think it is silly to apply the same ordinance to all buildings, normal and monumental sized. Remember the complaints about the RBC Center sign? It looks perfectly in scale for that building.

    Looking back at these pictures does make remember that the management of the Wachovia building needs to paint the top of their building. You can see it a little and it used to be the same color as the stone on the side, but it has faded to a color that does not even complement the building.

  3. Anonymous says:

    September 30th, 2008 at 1:01 pm (#)

    Signs are gonna go down now lol. Citi bought out Wachovia.

  4. Anonymous says:

    October 18th, 2008 at 1:42 pm (#)

    So how long till we see “Wells Fargo” signage atop the building now? “Wells Fargo Capitol Center”… hmmm, sounds a little weird. Maybe they’ll do all 4 sides this time around? And add a spire? lol

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Wachovia Sign now a Reality

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