Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Reynolds Building, Precursor to Empire State Building

Built in 1929, the Reynolds Building is a smaller precursor to the Empire State Building. Somewhere, there's probably a precursor to the Reynolds Building.

Address:
401 N. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC
Directions:
Downtown, on the northeast corner of N. Main St. and 4th St. E.
Admission:
Free
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Reynolds Building, Precursor to Empire State Building

The Reynolds building is now home to the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel. Features include beautiful accommodations, two lane bowling alley, restaurant, and retail space, as well as a slide that takes you down one floor.

[Johnny Tugboat, 11/03/2016]
Empire State Building's Father: the Reynolds Building

Built in 1929. The Reynolds Building is well-known for being a design inspiration for the much larger Empire State Building that was built in 1931 in New York City. Every year the staff of the Empire State Building sends a Father's Day card to the staff at the Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem to pay homage to its role as predecessor to the Empire State Building.

[Sheldon Hoffman, 11/07/2015]

This 22-floor skyscraper claimed to be the "Tallest Building in the South" until 1964 -- if you don't count obelisks. The "annual Father's Day card" story is likely an urban myth, but in 1979 the Empire State Building did send the Reynolds Building a card for its 50th birthday.


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