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Walking Tour: Acclaimed Architecture of Orlando (Self Guided), Orlando

Although Orlando is not a city known for any world-famous architectural masterpieces, it does have a few buildings whose structural designs are worth being seen. The main architectural landmarks are located in the downtown area of the city, so follow this guide to get familiar with them.
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Walking Tour: Acclaimed Architecture of Orlando Map

Guide Name: Walking Tour: Acclaimed Architecture of Orlando
Guide Location: USA » Orlando (See other walking tours in Orlando)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: clare
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • City Hall
  • SunTrust Center
  • Orange County Regional History Center
  • St George Orthodox Church
  • Bank of America
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City Hall

1) City Hall

Orlando's City Hall is a government building located in the downtown district. This concrete and granite structure was designed using a typical Southern United States style of architecture, which features beige buildings with green roofs. City Hall is crowned by a beautiful 12-foot copper dome and contains 10 stories, 2 grand staircases, and two galleries.
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SunTrust Center

2) SunTrust Center

Located in Central Business District, in Downtown Orlando, the SunTrust Center is a three-building complex. At 441 feet, it is the tallest skyscraper in the city. Construction was completed on the building in 1988. It was originally built to house the offices of the SunTrust Bank. The latter, however, left the building in 2009 as part of a downsizing measure.

Originally named the Sun Bank Center, this 640,000 square foot postmodern-style building has 35 stories, 30 floors, a six-level parking garage, a restaurant, and an eight-story atrium. Other amenities include an on-site sundry shop, shoe shine service, and a jewelry store. It is home to the consulates of Argentina and Great Britain and houses the trade offices of Qingado, China.

Other major tenants include Holland and Knight Law and Baker and Hostetler Law. The top five floors allow a stunning panoramic view of downtown Orlando. Unfortunately, the top five floors are not accessible to the public. The building is conveniently located near the LYMMO route.

Each year the American Lung Association’s Annual “Fight for Air Climb-Orlando Event” takes place at the complex. Contestants are timed as they run up 25 stories of stairs. The event has raised over US$100,000 for charity.
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Orange County Regional History Center

3) Orange County Regional History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center is known as one of Central Florida’s best museums. Located on Central Boulevard, the center features thousands of unique items that tell the history of Central Florida’s history. The exhibition hall was established in 1927.

The museum contains a wide range of objects. Furniture, toys, dolls, artwork, business items, quilts, hats, military items, and technology are some of the many items you will see. Of most interest are the 16,000 postcards and photographs that date back to the 1870s. The postcards and photographs offer an intimate glimpse into the past.

The center has several programs that are geared towards the needs of patrons. The Passport History Summer Camp, History Holiday Camp, and Spring Break Camp allow children to pursue their interests in history. Exhibits on current events and lectures from university professors occur frequently and programs for schools and organizations offer a unique glimpse into the museum’s collections. Dinners that feature respected speakers and game nights allow adults to participate in the fun.

Visiting hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. The Docent Program hosts museum expeditions and gives volunteers of the museum’s history center.
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St George Orthodox Church

4) St George Orthodox Church

St George Orthodox Church lies in the heart of downtown Orlando. With its impressive design and classic columns, the church has become an icon of the downtown area. The incredible Eastern Altar is used for weekly Vespers and Orthros Services. The church welcomes members of all Orthodox Christian backgrounds.
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Bank of America

5) Bank of America

Bank of America at duPont Centre is a skyscraper that stands 404 feet tall. This tower was once a condo that eventually evolved into a skyscraper. Making this structure unique are 3 setbacks, which are on the same side of the building and positioned in such a way that it resembles a huge right triangle. The 28-story building combines both classical and contemporary styles.

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