Monday, May 18, 2009

Blue Monday #34: "Banking On It"

"Clash of the Titans"
Raleigh, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

I decided I'd better get this shot of the Wachovia building for historical purposes while I still had a chance. No telling what name will go up there in the near future. Looks like Wells Fargo for now though.Violence UnSilenced
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kenju said...

I still call it the First Union Building. I wonder how many incarnations it will go through in my lifetime.

corporatebully said...

RBC Bank President Gordon Nixon - Salary $11.73 Million


I'm a commercial fisherman fighting the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Bank) over a $100,000 loan mistake. I lost my home, fishing vessel and equipment. Help me fight this corporate bully by closing your RBC Bank account.

There was no monthly interest payment date or amount of interest payable per month on my loan agreement. Date of first installment payment (Principal + interest) is approximately 1 year from the signing of my contract.
Demand loan agreements signed by other fishermen around the same time disclosed monthly interest payment dates and interest amounts payable per month.The lending policy for fishermen did change at RBC from one payment (principal + interest) per year for fishing loans to principal paid yearly with interest paid monthly. This lending practice was in place when I approached RBC.
Only problem is the loans officer was a replacement who wasn't familiar with these type of loans. She never informed me verbally or in writing about this new criteria.

Phone or e-mail:
RBC President, Gordon Nixon, Toronto (416)974-6415
RBC Vice President, Sales, Anne Lockie, Toronto (416)974-6821
RBC President, Atlantic Provinces, Greg Grice (902)421-8112 mail
RBC Manager, Cape Breton/Eastern Nova Scotia, Jerry Rankin (902)567-8600
RBC Vice President, Atlantic Provinces, Brian Conway (902)491-4302 mail
RBC Vice President, Halifax Region, Tammy Holland (902)421-8112 mail
RBC Senior Manager, Media & Public Relations, Beja Rodeck (416)974-5506 mail
RBC Ombudsman, Wendy Knight, Toronto, Ontario 1-800-769-2542 mail
Ombudsman for Banking Services & Investments, JoAnne Olafson, Toronto, 1-888-451-4519 mail

"Fighting the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Bank) one customer at a time"

Mimi Lenox said...

You always get such clear shots. I had a hard time with my camera yesterday. And it's my fault. I just can't hold the camera straight.

Valerie said...

Great shot! That's the problem with allowing corporate America the rights to naming visual "landmarks"! Similar story in St. Louis...what do you call the TWA Dome when the airline giant folds...hmmmmmm!

Happy Blue Monday,

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

wells fargo? wamu? sad.. but true! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Marie Reed said...

Eeeeek! You got spammed in a major way!

Daryl said...

Blue suits these buildings .. the people who lost jobs or homes are equally blue

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

......Happy Blue Monday!


Fifi Flowers said...

Pretty blue building!

Smilingsal said...

I sure hope Wachovia is not going under since it's my bank! Happy Blue Monday!

Terry said...

Happy Blue Monday to you .
Great photo.
Wonderful forward thinking .
So many changes going on in the world.
Have a fantastic week.

Dirk said...

Nice shot, and the name of the building has in this case no importance. The bank where I'm customer since decades has changed so many times of name that I lost count :-)

Carmi said...

Nice Canadian connection on the RBC building beside it! Once upon a time, they called themselves the Royal Bank of Canada. But with globalization, I guess such things must be homogenized for broader consumption.

Mary said...

That's a wonderful photo. Have a great Blue Monday.

Becky K. said...

This is as close as I like to be to big city buildings. They are beautiful in their own way...guess I am just a country girl.

Very striking picture!

Anonymous said...

Nice, I love shots of buildings with interesting shapes and textures, these are very cool... oh yeah and blue!

Lisa said...

Cool pictures! It's weird to see local things ona blog. I'm so used to everyone being so far away!
Happy Blue Monday!

Eaton Bennett said...

The name on the building is an anomaly surely. Wachovia! :)