The biggest building is 60 stories and belongs to Bank of America Corp. Another dominant building is the stadium of the Carolina Panthers. And perhaps the best way to understand modern Charlotte is through how the bank helped the professional football team come to town.NFL officials worried the market wasn't big or rich enough to support a team in the 1990s. So Hugh McColl, then CEO of NationsBank, the forerunner to Bank of America, offered the team loans for the stadium and vouched for the ownership group. When the NFL awarded Charlotte its team in 1993, even The Charlotte Observer gushed in a front page story about what that day meant: "And forever more, this single decision will likely change the way people across the country feel about what lies between Washington and Atlanta."
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