The building sits on 2.7 acres (1.1 ha) of land on Commerce St between 3rd and 4th Avenues North. It features an atrium and a nine-story underground parking garage with 1,300 vehicle capacity. The decorative bridge of the structure was designed to resemble a telephone receiver sitting in its cradle, and the addition of the spires gives an appearance similar to that of the Melbourne Central Tower in Melbourne, Australia. Also atop the building, situated just below the bridge structure, is a communications dish covered by the AT&T globe logo. Its distinctive design and dark coloration have earned it the nickname "Batman Building", due to its resemblance to the mask of superhero character Batman.
Richard Miller, the president of architectural firm Earl Swensson Associates, said of the design process "...at the time we did that they South Central Bell wanted a signature piece of architecture. What happens inside the building drives the way the outside looks."