Energy Plaza

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Energy Plaza
Dallas Energy Plaza.jpg
Alternative names Arco Tower
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, Texas
Coordinates 32°46′59″N 96°47′57″W / 32.7831°N 96.7991°W / 32.7831; -96.7991Coordinates: 32°46′59″N 96°47′57″W / 32.7831°N 96.7991°W / 32.7831; -96.7991
Construction started 1980
Completed 1983
Height
Antenna spire 225 m (738 ft)
Roof 192 m (630 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 49
Design and construction
Architect I.M. Pei & Partners
Structural engineer Weiskopf & Pickworth
Cosentini Associates
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Energy Plaza is a skyscraper in the City Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas, north of Thanks-Giving Square at 1601 Bryan Street. Designed by I.M. Pei and Partners, the building is 192 m (630 ft) and 49 stories, making it the ninth tallest building in Dallas.

The building itself is based on a design using three triangles. The communications tower at the top of the building is a small version of the Star Tower broadcast tower line from Landmark Tower Company, which went bankrupt after its owner and chief design engineer died from a heart attack in 2002.

Construction on the building began in May 1980 and the building opened in August 1983 for the Atlantic Richfield Company to be used as their regional headquarters. The structure's original name was the ARCO Tower. Energy Future Holdings, Oncor Electric Delivery, FuelcoLLC.com, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), are the primary tenants. Other notable tenants include Civitas Capital Management LLC. The building is connected to the Dallas Pedestrian Network and the Bullington Truck Terminal.

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