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CSX Transportation Building
Former names Atlantic Coast Line Building, Seaboard Coastline Railroad Building
General information
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style International Style
Mid-century modern
Location 500 Water Street
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Coordinates 30°19′28″N 81°39′50″W / 30.32442°N 81.663984°W / 30.32442; -81.663984
Completed 1960
Owner CSX Corporation
Roof 251 ft (77 m)
Technical details
Floor count 17
Floor area 460,000 sq ft (42,740 m2)
Design and construction
Architecture firm KBJ Architects

The CSX Transportation Building is a 251 feet (77 meters) high-rise office building located in Jacksonville, Florida. Completed in 1960, the building currently serves as headquarters for CSX Corporation. The building is located in the Northbank area of Downtown Jacksonville, along the banks of the St. Johns River.

The building was built as the headquarters for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. In 1956, the railroad company decided to move its corporate headquarters from Wilmington, North Carolina to Jacksonville, which was the winning candidate of three southern cities; the other two were Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. From July 1960 to July 1, 1967, the building was used by the ACL; from July 1, 1967 to January 1, 1983, by the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (a company created by the merger of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad and the ACL), and from January 1, 1983 to the present by the Seaboard System Railroad, renamed CSX Transportation on July 1, 1986.

Its former names include Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Building, Seaboard Coastline Railroad Building, and Seaboard System Railroad Building. Designed by lead architect Bob Lee of KBJ Architects, the CSX Transportation Building is a LEED certified building and is an example of Mid-century modern and International style architecture.


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