The Wachovia Building, originally the Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company Building is a skyscraper located on 123 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This beaux arts[2] office building was completed in 1927[3], but was remodelled in 1996. The Wachovia building was designed by Cope Linder Architects [1] and is 29 stories tall. It was featured in the 1983 movie Trading Places as the headquarters of Duke & Duke.
REPORTS are coming in that there is a multi-alarmed fire at the Wachovia Bank Building at Broad & Chestnut friend reports that most of the windows on street level have been destroyed, especially these historic gold framed 2 story windows.
Heavy smoke has found it’s way up to the 5th & 6th Floors of the building. I suspect the fire started on a lower floor, perhaps even the first floors, why else would they smash out the beautiful historic windows on that level. The fireman are reportedly opening all the windows on higher floors to let the smoke out. Hmm I thought it was bad to let oxygen fuel the fire, I’m sure they know what they are doing. Also in this building is the Montgomery McCraken law offices
with it’s beautiful law library, where I’ve attended lectures and receptions.