Wells Fargo building enters Limca Book of Records
Wells Fargo’s office building in the city has now entered 2015 edition of the Limca Book of Records. The Legacy Walk, a natural rock formation that is incorporated into the ground floor of the Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) building, has been named the “largest natural rock formation in an office building
The Legacy Walk, a long stretch of natural rock formation with an adjacent walkway, nestled in the office building of Enterprise Global Services at Hyderabad, has found a place in the Limca Book of Records
Wells Fargo’s office building in the city has now entered 2015 edition of the Limca Book of Records. The Legacy Walk, a natural rock formation that is incorporated into the ground floor of the Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) building, has been named the “largest natural rock formation in an office building,” a new category in the book. The entry notes that the company aims to spread the message of green buildings and sustainability.
The rock formation, which has overlooking and adjacent walkways, is about 191 feet long, 14 feet high at its highest point, and 25 feet deep at its deepest point.“We are extremely proud of this,” says Aveek Mukherjee, MD, Wells Fargo India Solutions. “During the construction of this tower, our leadership team made a conscious decision to preserve the existing rock formation by integrating it into the facility. The result also is popular with our team members,” he said.
The Legacy Walk was inaugurated on January 23, 2014. The name was chosen to signify Wells Fargo’s legacy that, like the rock, has withstood the test of time. “What seemed like an engineering challenge when we began work on the Legacy Walk has now made the building iconic,” says Sunil C Korah, chief administrative officer, who led the initiative from vision to completion.
“Once we made the decision to integrate the natural rock formation into the building design, we got down to flawless execution. It took us about a year to complete the project. Today, the Legacy Walk stands true to its vision as a space for collaboration and our commitment to sustainability,” he said.Geologists say the rocks used in the Legacy Walk and other such formations in and around Hyderabad were formed 2.5 billion years ago, but rapid urbanisation has threatened them.
The Legacy Walk rock is made of granite, an intrusive igneous rock, and is rich in potassium feldspar and quartz. Wells Fargo team members frequently walk by the rock formation and gather in the nearby amphitheater and library, which allow them to enjoy the view. “The area gives me a sense of peace and silence, which can be very useful for people working in a corporate environment,” says Evleen Sethi, mortgage analyst.