Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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Spring 3-1978


Built in 1957 by the MacEwen Group, this building was formerly known as the Exchange National Bank Building. This skyscraper towers over many surrounding buildings at 280 feet and 22 stories. This piece of architecture was built in the international style with its structure made of steel and a white facade. Along with the Exchange National Bank and 7-story annex, this skyscraper is considered part of the “new Franklin Exchange” area and occupies a full city block in Tampa.


(accessed 7 Mar 2012)

(accessed 7 Mar 2012)

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Recommended Citation

Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


Franklin Exchange Building, skyscraper, Tampa