The Tower at Mutual Plaza is a landmark whose legacy is etched in the histories of both our city and nation. Built in 1965, the iconic 14-story tower was the tallest building in Durham, and strategically placed to emphasize the structure’s prominence. It was originally built to serve the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, which recently celebrated its 120th anniversary and still occupies the top floor in the building. The Tower embodies the significant impact Black entrepreneurship had in Durham during the 1960s that continues today.
Renovations for The Tower include: 16,000 square feet of new construction on the first floor and a new mezzanine; a remodeled and expanded lobby with a glass curtain wall, stone flooring and wrapped columns; skylights into concourse; and an enhanced plaza that allows for outdoor work and gatherings. New exterior lighting will soon elevate the Tower’s profile in the Durham skyline; and a conference center, fitness center, and locker rooms with showers will provide additional amenities for tenants.