Follow up from Oct. 4 Sneak Peek staff meeting

A few questions were raised last Friday during our staff meeting when we learned more about our permanent office space. Got your answers below!

Will the back entrance (to creative) be locked or accessible by key card?
Yes, both rear entrances, one to creative area and the second to the break room, will be locked. We’re researching the cost and timing to install a key card security system. Our front entrance will have a traditional bolt lock because the doors are all glass. To access the office after hours (before 6 a.m. and after 6 p.m.) you’ll need to check in with the security guard who will give you elevator access to the floor.

Will we use Suddath to move us from the 10th floor to the 11th floor?
We haven’t finalized all the details for our second move, but we’ll likely use Suddath again.

What is the demolition date for Bishopgate?
Hallmark Partners, the new owners, have not shared a date for demolition, but they’ve said it will be within 30 days of our move.

Should phones be packed in the blue crates or in the bags for all the peripheral computer items (keyboards, cords)?
No need to pack your phone. Building IT will pack phones and computer workstations.


A few facts about Riverplace Tower

Mailing Address
Our new mailing address is 1301 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 1100, 32207. Because mail is delivered to a central mailroom on the concourse level for daily pick up, we’ll use our new permanent address starting Oct. 14. UPS, Fed Ex and courier deliveries should be made to Suite 1000 while we are working on the 10th floor.

After-hours building access
To enter Riverplace Tower before 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m., you must sign in at the security desk on the first floor. They will walk with you to the elevator and swipe a key card that will take the elevator to the 10th floor, or they will escort you to the floor.

Security escorts after hours

Riverplace Tower typically has two security officers on duty at all times. If you’d like an escort to your car after hours, simply make your request at the security desk in the lobby. You might have to wait a few minutes for a guard to return, but you will be escorted to your car, whether you’re parked in the garage or the surface lot.

Smoking areas
Riverplace Tower is a smoke-free building but smoking is allowed on the Riverwalk behind the building, on the front sidewalk or across the street.

The tower features two options where you can grab a quick bite or snack: the Southbank Grille and YCT, a sandwich/sundry shop. Both are on the concourse level. Look for food reviews of both in the near future.

Riverplace Tower has 8 elevators. It takes 33.87 seconds to get from the lobby to the 11th floor.

Riverplace Tower structure
Riverplace Tower has 28 floors, is 433 feet tall with 420,000 square feet of Class A office space. Construction started in 1966 and completed the following year. It was the tallest building in Florida until 1972 and the tallest building in Jacksonville until the Independent Life building (now the Wells Fargo Center) was built in 1974.

The tower doesn’t have interior columns; its structural support consists of the central core and the columns and beams outside the building. Each side of the building has two exterior vertical columns and horizontal beams that cantilever 42 feet to the building’s corners where glass meets glass, without column or wall.