Duke Energy puts its stamp on new office tower in uptown Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy Corp. says all major exterior work on its 40-story soon-to-be headquarters is complete with the installation of its corporate logo on the north and south sides of the building.

In the next couple of months, the company will be testing the exterior lighting that will frame the Duke Energy Plaza “with countless different light schemes,” says spokeswoman Caroline Portillo. Except for some small hardscaping projects like stone facing nearer the street level, the exterior is finished, she says.

“This was the last major milestone for exterior construction,” she says.

The same is not true for the inside of the building. About 40% of the interior work is complete, Portillo says. And none of the 40 floors are finished individually. Duke also has a public art piece to install outside the building.

Read the full story and check out additional photos here.

(WATCH BELOW: Crews slowly transport turbine in Lincoln County along major roads)