New Bridgestone Tower will house more than 1,700 employees by year’s end

A view of the Bridgestone tower - by Highwoods Properties

A view of the Bridgestone tower – by Highwoods Properties

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. today celebrated this week the “topping out” of its new headquarters in downtown Nashville to mark the completion of the 30-floor structure.

Joined by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Bridgestone Americas leaders also announced a new name for the headquarters, which will eventually house corporate staff and teammates from four core business units as well as supporting functions. The new name, chosen by the company’s employees, is Bridgestone Tower.

When fully complete later this year, the more than $200 million headquarters will be home to Bridgestone Americas corporate staff and four core business units: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations; Bridgestone Retail Operations; Firestone Building Products; and Firestone Industrial Products.

“With Bridgestone Tower and Bridgestone Operations Center in Antioch that opens this summer, we’re proud of the economic impact our new facilities will have on Music City, but we’re most excited to have our business units and teammates together in the same metro area,” added Gordon Knapp, CEO and President of Bridgestone Americas.

The 514,000-square-foot, 30-story headquarters building is located at 4th Avenue South and Demonbreun Street in SoBro. The tower was designed by world-class architects Perkins+Will, developed by Highwoods Properties and constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie.

“Reaching the top of this skyline-changing structure is a critical milestone for the construction team,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Division Manager David Gordon. “The hard work and dedication of the men and women on this team are reflected in the progress we’ve made, and we look forward to delivering the project later this year.”