Right in the heart of the city’s Central Business District lies the tallest building in both the city of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. This 697-foot skyscraper stacked with 51 stories, is the new home to the Hancock Whitney Center, formally known as One Shell Square. With the renaming of the iconic building this long standing bank adds its name to the city’s skyline & reaffirms its commitment to the city and region. What once started as two small local banks in the 1880’s, has now become a financial institution and the home bank of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans. The bank knew they were in need for a larger, more modern space that will allow the company to grow and better showcase their financial services, products, and expertise they offer. Matthes Brierre Architects and the team at HWC, joined skill to select the fitting finishes for the task, including over 18,000 yards and six variations of Mannington Commercial products. Prior to installation, our team scraped up over 1/4 of an inch of built up mixed adhesives from years past. Once removed, any residual adhesive was ground to deliver clean, level, and absorbent concrete. A combination composed of two custom carpet tiles, Raffia #12453 Sahara, Camus #14113 Stirling, and broadloom carpet Fitzgerald #8211Chopin, Orwell #14113 Stirling, were used to energize the space and establish an atmosphere. All carpet selections were of the superior fiber, Antron Legacy type 6,6 Nylon, to combat the companies heavy foot traffic and deliver a subtle and timeless aesthetic for years to come. Over several months the bank had to completely move all operations and over 500 local associates in phases, without shutting down the day to day. The bank now calls 10 floors of unused prime office space, home, in the heart of our city.