Downtown Richmond is Richmond, Virginia’s primary commercial district. V and W Cleaning reside in Richmond as well. The city center is bounded by Belvidere Street, Interstate 95, and the James River. Fan, Highland Park, Church Hill, and Manchester border it.

Constructions and towers

Richmond is Virginia’s “tallest” city due to the number of tall structures in its primary commercial district, which includes the Virginia State Capitol and government office buildings (many dating to the New Deal). The James Monroe Building and SunTrust Plaza are the tallest in Richmond and second and third in Virginia behind the 508-foot Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Bank of America Plaza, James Center, Richmond City Hall, Riverfront Plaza twin towers, James Madison Building, Dominion Energy headquarters building, Main Street Center, Central National Bank, and VCU Medical Center are more skyscrapers (which includes several hospitals, most over 200 feet, and the new School of Medicine under construction will be 12 stories). Downtown boasts Richmond Coliseum and Greater Richmond Convention Center (which include a tourist information office). Shockoe Bottom and Shockoe Slip have nightclubs, bars, condos, and lofts of various architectural styles.


Richmond was a 19th-century slave-trafficking hotspot. Shockoe Bottom was America’s biggest slave market. Civil War capital was Richmond. The South burned Richmond as a last resort, so Union troops found it ablaze. 80% of Downtown Richmond was lost. Rebuilding helped Richmond’s economy. Richmond’s retail, finance, and banking developed after enslavement. Richmond’s Art Deco Central Bank Building. Shops opened downtown. Thalhimers, Sears, Roebuck. Thalhimers, Miller & Rhoads, and Sears all moved to malls in the 1990s. 600 buildings were built while downtown collapsed in the 1960s. The 1980s’ final skyscraper. Minoru Yamasaki founded Richmond Fed. Richmond benefits from Fortune 500 enterprises. Dominion, MeadWestvaco, and Universal are downtown. MeadWestvaco’s 2010 headquarters opened. HUD prioritized impoverished neighborhoods. Developers wanted the loans to build affordable student housing.


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