Center. UTM: 17
Opening in September 1973, the Charlotte Civic Center at E. Trade
and College Sts. is a dramatic expression of the Modernist style.
Virtually devoid of exterior ornamentation, the building is essentially
a rectangular mass with large pyramidal skylights penetrating a flat
roof. The architect of the building was A. G. Odell, Charlotte's
principal exponent of Modernism. The edifice elevated Charlotte's
role as a place to hold conventions and gave a great boost to the
construction of new hotels in the Center City.