Tallest Building in Dallas
Dallas is the third most populous city in Texas, and it is home to 262 skyscrapers 28 of which rise to more than 400 feet. The tallest in the city is the Bank of America Plaza with 72 floors and reaches 921 feet above the ground. It is one of the country's first buildings to receive the Energy Star Award for efficiency in Dallas and is the third tallest in Texas. Out of the ten tallest buildings in Texas, three are in Dallas, while all the other seven are in Houston.
Bank of America Plaza
The 921 feet tall and 72-storied Bank of America Plaza is the tallest building in Dallas, the 3rd tallest in Texas, and 28th tallest in the US. The Bank of America covers 1,900,000 square feet of office space. The construction of the building started in 1983 and came to completion in 1985. The building was designed by JPJ Architects, and the constructors were Toronto-based developer Bramalea Ltd. The building was jointly owned by the Prudential Insurance, First Bank of Dallas, and Bramalea Ltd. The locals refer the building as the Pickle because of the green lights and its shape. Bank of America Plaza was originally known as the Dallas Main Center, but over time has taken different names over its short history. When it was completed, it was called the Inter First Bank Plaza and has since changed names as a result of its acquisitions and mergers of the owners. In 1986 the building was renamed the First Republic Bank Plaza. At the completion, the cost had run to US$146,000,000. The top two floors of the building are used as a broadcast communication tower and are used by television transmission facilities for FOX, NBC, CW, ABC, and CBS.
Renaissance Tower, ranking second among the tallest buildings in Dallas, reaches 886 feet high above the ground with 56 floors. It is at 1201 Elm Street in downtown Dallas, it is the fifth tallest in Texas and 24th tallest in the country. The building was completed in 1974, and it was the tallest building in Dallas reaching 710 feet high. It was designed by the Kassabaum Architects and Hellmuth, Obata. At the time it was known as the First International Bancshares Tower. In 1986 the building underwent major renovations which involved redesigning bringing the structural height to 886 feet. The building is known for its distinctive double X lighting and the roof spires. The building has a floor space area of 1,731,000 sq ft.
Commercial Bank Tower
Commercial Bank Tower is the third tallest building in Dallas with 60 floors and a structural height of 787 feet above the ground. If the spires and antennas of the Renaissance Tower were excluded, then commercial bank Tower would be the second tallest building in Dallas. Commercial Tower is the sixth tallest building in Texas and the 61st building in the US. The Architects who designed the building were Philip Johnson and John Burgee. The building was previously known as Momentum Place and was built as the new headquarters of the MCorp Bank. The primary constructor of the building was The Beck Group and HCB Contractors. They began the construction of the building in 1985 coming to completion in 1987. MCorp Bank collapsed almost immediately after the building was officially opened and the building went into foreclosure in 1991. The building has 1,500,000 square feet of office space.
JP Morgan Chase Tower
The JPMorgan Chase Tower, ranking fourth among the tallest buildings in Dallas, also known as the Chase Tower or Texas Commerce Tower rises to 738 feet above the ground and has 55 floors. The building is the 98th tallest building in The US and 107th Tallest in North America. It was completed in 1987 and was owned by Gerald D Hines of Houston, Texas but presently owned by New York-based Fortis Property LLC after acquiring it at the cost of $285 million. The designers of the building were Skidmore, Owings & Merill LLP
The Fountain Place is the fifth tallest building in Dallas, the 15th tallest in Texas, and 122nd tallest in North America. It rises to 720 feet above the ground and has 62 floors. Initially, it was designed as a twin tower, but due to the collapse of the banking, oil, and real estate in Texas together with the savings and loan scandal in the 1980s, the initial project was never completed. The building was finished in 1986. The architects who designed the building were the award-winning Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, with Henry N. Cobb being the designer partner. The name of the building is derived from the array of 172 dancing fountain at the base of the plaza.