Durham Centre

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The Hill Building, part of the downtown Sheraton, and the Durham Centre, viewed facing south from Foster Street

The Durham Centre is an office building skyscraper in downtown Durham, NC. It is sometimes referred to as "The Blue Pickle".

The Durham Centre was built in the 1980s, when Durham's downtown was near the nadir of its decline; when downtown began its recovery in the late 1990s, it soon became apparent that the Durham Centre's monolithic, isolated position was somewhat out of tune with the more street-level oriented (and renovation-oriented) development which constituted the vast majority of the new projects.

On or about 2007-06-27, the building was purchased by Craig Davis Properties of Cary, NC for the sum of $19.2 million.

Similar Name

The Durham Centre should not be confused with:


  • Address: 300 West Morgan Street, 27701


  • Suite 100 - 1,922 ft2 (restaurant)
  • Suite 530 - 2,262 ft2
  • Suite 600 - 15,401 ft2
  • Suite 800 - 14,111 ft2
  • Suite 900 - 14,540 ft2
  • Suite 1000 - 14,540 ft2
  • Suite 1450 - 7,159 ft2

Source: Google cache of CB Richard Ellis page (should have saved the page; Google has updated its cache to show the 404 error)


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future tenants

former tenants

Advertising Copy

The Durham Centre is a unique "Class A" office building with a magnificent stepped pyramid roof rising above the downtown skyline. The Durham Centre is the city's landmark for business. Distinctive in architectural design, the fifteen story, 223,193 square-foot office tower combines deep blue reflective glass and distinctive red granite imported from Finland to make a dramatic visual statement of the region's commitment to the future.

Complementing the Durham Centre's exciting exterior environment which reflects the prestige of the building, the tower's interior is a magnificent three story lobby atrium. The atrium accents the geometric patterns of the building's pyramid roof design and features a second floor open balcony overlooking the lobby. Tastefully combining polished red granite floors and cherry paneled walls with gleaming stainless steel accents, the lobby atrium projects an image of refined elegance.

Ideally located, the Durham Centre has benefited from its convenient access to the work environment in the RTP (Research Triangle Park), as well as easy access to public transportation, the airport, city government and surrounding communities.

CB Richard Ellis via Google cache, 2007-04-17.