the vacant revolving restaurant and roof are off limits
-vacant but preserved revolving restaurant, decades without a tenant
-remnants of a rooftop Japanese garden
-Old UP sign on roof (removed)
-great views from the summit of Memphis; the highest structure in town
24 hour guard
Built: 1964 Closed: 0
This 38 story building (roughly 450 feet) opened in 1964. It was and is the tallest building in Memphis. The building house the Union Planters Banks, whose giant UP sign became a fixture of the city skyline. When the tower opened, it boasted a revolving restaurant, the "Top of the 100 Club," which also featured a pool and rooftop Japanese garden. The garden closed in 1971 and the 100 Club was eventually replaced with another restaurant, "The Pinnacle." While the joint still revolves, the Pinnacle passed on and the space is now mothballed and vacant. In December of 2005 work began removing the UP letters, as Union Planters (who no longer had offices there, but still) had been bought out by Regency.