Developer Roy Carroll may build Greensboro’s tallest office tower

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Lincoln Financial tower has long been the tallest building in Greensboro, but that may change.

Developer Roy Carroll said he hopes to build a new office tower in Greensboro that would likely be the tallest in the state outside of Charlotte.

Carroll is calling it “Project 561,” for the height of 561 feet. That would make it taller than Raleigh’s PNC Plaza, which is 538 feet tall.

The tower will feature office space and possibly a small hotel, Carroll said.

Carroll said he will not build until he has a major tenant lined up.

Project 561 would become North Carolina’s fifth tallest building, behind four in Charlotte.

The Lincoln Financial tower is 375 feet tall.