List of tallest buildings in Dallas

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Skyline of Dallas

Dallas, the 3rd-most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, is home to 262 high-rises,[1] 28 of which stand taller than 400 feet (122 m). The tallest building in the city is the 72-story Bank of America Plaza, which rises 921 feet (281 m) in Downtown Dallas and was completed in 1985.[2] The skyscraper, one of the first in the United States to receive the Energy Star Award for efficiency, also stands as the 3rd-tallest building in Texas and the 22nd-tallest building in the nation. The second-tallest building in Dallas is the Renaissance Tower, which rises 56 floors and 886 feet (270 m).[3] Overall, of the ten tallest buildings in Texas, three are located in Dallas; the other seven are all in Houston.[4]

The history of skyscrapers in Dallas began with the construction of the Praetorian Building in 1909, which is often regarded as the first skyscraper in the city,[5] the Southwestern United States and sometimes the entire Western United States.[6] Dallas later went through a construction boom from the early 1970s through the late 1980s, resulting in the construction of over 20 skyscrapers, including the Bank of America Plaza and the Renaissance Tower. Overall, Dallas is the site of 19 skyscrapers that rise at least 500 feet (152 m) in height. As of 2013, the city's skyline is ranked second in Texas (behind Houston), 12th in the United States and 43rd in the world with 41 buildings rising at least 330 feet (100 m) in height.[7]

From the completion of the Cityplace Center in 1988 until the construction of W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences in 2006, the city was the site of no major skyscraper construction projects; since the mid-2000s, however, the city has seen several prominent proposals for new high-rise developments.[8] One such proposal was the Victory Tower, which, at 650 feet (198 m), would have stood as the tallest building in the new Victory Park neighborhood and housed a new Mandarin Oriental hotel; the project was ultimately canceled.[9][10] The 560-foot (170 m) Museum Tower is the most recently completed high-rise in the city. Completed in 2012, the building is located in Dallas' Arts District and now stands as the second-tallest all-residential skyscraper in the city, behind Republic Center Tower I.[11][12] Overall, as of February 2013, there were 26 high-rise buildings under construction or proposed for construction in Dallas.[1]

Dallas skyline from the W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks completed and topped out skyscrapers in Dallas that stand at least 400 feet (122 m), based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed. Freestanding observation towers, while not habitable buildings, are included for comparison purposes but not ranked.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
01.01 Bank of America Plaza Bank of America Plaza - Dallas.jpg 921 (281) 72 1985
02.02 Renaissance Tower Dallas Renaissance Tower 1.jpg 886 (270) 56 1974
  • 25th-tallest building in the United States
  • 143rd-tallest building in the world
  • Originally constructed at a height of 710 feet (216 m); rooftop spires were added in 1987, increasing the building's structural height to 886 feet (270 m)
  • When measuring to roof height, the building stands as the 5th-tallest in the city.[3][14]
03.03 Comerica Bank Tower Bank One Center.jpg 787 (240) 60 1987
  • 52nd-tallest building in the United States
  • Formerly known as Chase Center.[15][16]
04.04 JPMorgan Chase Tower JPMorganChaseTower.png 738 (225) 55 1987
  • 91st-tallest building in the United States[17][18]
05.05 Fountain Place Fountain place.jpg 720 (220) 62 1986
  • 106th-tallest building in the United States[19][20]
06.06 Trammell Crow Center Dallas Trammell Crow Center 2.jpg 686 (209) 50 1985 [21][22]
07.07 1700 Pacific Avenue 1700 Pacific northside.jpg 655 (200) 50 1983 [23][24]
08.08 Thanksgiving Tower Thanksgiving Tower.jpg 645 (197) 50 1982 [25][26]
09.09 Energy Plaza Dallas Energy Plaza.jpg 629 (192) 49 1983 [27][28]
10.010 Elm Place Dallas Elm Place.jpg 625 (191) 52 1965 [29][30]
11.011 Republic Center Tower I Republic Tower I.JPG 602 (184) 36 1954
  • Tallest all-residential building in the city
  • Official height includes building's 150-foot (46 m) spire; without the spire, the building rises 452 feet (138 m), standing as the 25th-tallest structure in the city when measuring to roof height
  • Also known as Gables Republic Tower[31][32]
12.012 Republic Center Tower II Republic II.jpg 598 (182) 53 1964 [33][34]
13.013 One AT&T Plaza AT&THQDallas.jpg 580 (177) 37 1984
14.014 Lincoln Plaza Lincoln Plaza Dallas.jpg 579 (177) 45 1984 [37][38]
15.015 Cityplace Center Cityplace Tower in Dallas, Texas.jpg 560 (171) 42 1988
15.515= Museum Tower Museum Tower.jpg 560 (171) 42 2012
  • Second-tallest residential building in Dallas[11][12]
16.0[Note A] Reunion Tower Reunion Tower dallas.jpg 560 (171) 1978
  • Second-tallest observation tower in Texas
  • 5th-tallest observation tower in the United States[41]
17.017 Sheraton Dallas Hotel Central Tower Adam'sMarkComplex.jpg 550 (168) 42 1959
  • Tallest all-hotel building in the city
  • Formerly known as the Adam's Mark Hotel[42][43]
19.018 Mercantile National Bank Building Mercantile Bank Building.jpg 523 (159) 31 1943
  • Officially known as The Merc Apartments
  • Only commercial skyscraper completed in the United States during World War II
  • Tallest building west of the Mississippi River from its completion in 1943 until 1954[44][45]
20.019 Bryan Tower Dallas Bryan Tower and parking garage.jpg 512 (156) 34 1973 [46][47]
21.020 Harwood Center 483 (147) 36 1982 [48][49]
22.021 KPMG Centre Kpmgdallas.jpg 481 (147) 34 1980 [50][51]
23.022 2100 Ross Avenue Dallas 2100 Ross Ave (San Jacinto Tower) 2.jpg 456 (139) 33 1982 [52][53]
24.023 Renaissance Hotel 451 (138) 29 1983 [54][55]
25.024 Patriot Tower PatriotTower01.jpg 448 (137) 30 1979
  • Also known as One Dallas Center[56][57]
26.024= Sheraton Hotel North Tower Adam'sMarkComplex.jpg 448 (137) 31 1981
  • Formerly known as the Adam's Mark Hotel North Tower[58][59]
27.026 One Main Place Dallas One Main Place.jpg 445 (136) 33 1968 [60][61]
28.027 W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences W Tower, Dallas.jpg 440 (134) 32 2006 [62][63]
29.028 1600 Pacific Tower 434 (132) 31 1964 [64][65]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Dallas. The first skyscraper in the city is generally considered the Praetorian Building, which was the city's tallest from 1909 until 1912.[5] The Praetorian Building was also the first skyscraper constructed in the Southwestern United States and is sometimes classified as the first skyscraper constructed in the Western United States.[6] However, depending on one's definition of "the West", this title could also go to the 1885 Lumber Exchange Building in Minneapolis.

Name Image Street address Years as tallest Height
ft (m)
Floors Reference
Wilson Building Dallas - Wilson Building 01.jpg 1623 Main Street 1904–1909 110 (34) 8 [66]
Praetorian Building Praetorian Building, Dallas, TX.JPG 1607 Main Street 1909–1912 190 (58) 14 [66][67]
Adolphus Hotel Adolphus01.jpg 1321 Commerce Street 1912–1923 312 (95) 20 [68]
Magnolia Hotel Magnolia Dallas.jpg 1401 Commerce Street 1923–1943 399 (122) 29 [69]
Mercantile National Bank Building MercantileNationalBankBuilding.jpg 1700 Main Street 1943–1954 523 (159) 31 [45]
Republic Center Tower I Republic Center Dallas.jpg 300 North Ervay Street 1954–1965 602 (184) 36 [32]
Elm Place Elm Place.JPG 1401 Elm Street 1965–1974 625 (191) 52 [30]
Renaissance Tower Renaissance Tower.jpg 1201 Elm Street 1974–1985 710 (216)[B] 56 [14]
Bank of America Plaza BofAPD at night.JPG 901 Main Street 1985–present 921 (281) 72 [13]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, freestanding observation towers are not considered buildings, as they are not fully habitable structures. This structure is included for comparative purposes.
B. ^ This excludes the height of the building's five rooftop spires, which were not added until 1987. With the addition of the spires, the building's height was extended to 886 feet (270 m).[3]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "About:Dallas". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Bank of America Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  3. ^ a b c "Renaissance Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Diagram of Texas Skyscrapers". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  5. ^ a b Harris, Genevieve. "Dallas' First Skyscraper". Dallas County Pioneer Association. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  6. ^ a b "Praetorian Building". Dallas Public Library. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  7. ^ "Cities with the most skyscrapers". Emprois.com. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  8. ^ "Diagram of Proposed and Under Construction High-rises in Dallas". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  9. ^ "Mandarin Oriental Dallas & Residences". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  10. ^ "Mandarin Oriental Dallas & Residences". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  11. ^ a b "Museum Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  12. ^ a b "Museum Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  13. ^ a b "Bank of America Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  14. ^ a b "Renaissance Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  15. ^ "Chase Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  16. ^ "Chase Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  17. ^ "JPMorgan Chase Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  18. ^ "JP Morgan Chase Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  19. ^ "Fountain Place". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  20. ^ "Fountain Place". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  21. ^ "Trammell Crow Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  22. ^ "Trammell Crow Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  23. ^ "1700 Pacific Avenue". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  24. ^ "1700 Pacific Avenue". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  25. ^ "Thanksgiving Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  26. ^ "Thanksgiving Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  27. ^ "Energy Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  28. ^ "Energy Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  29. ^ "Elm Place". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  30. ^ a b "Elm Place". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  31. ^ "Republic Center Tower I". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  32. ^ a b "Republic Center Tower I". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  33. ^ "Republic Center Tower II". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  34. ^ "Republic Center Tower II". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  35. ^ "One AT&T Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  36. ^ "One SBC Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  37. ^ "Lincoln Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  38. ^ "Lincoln Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  39. ^ "Cityplace Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  40. ^ "Cityplace Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  41. ^ "Reunion Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  42. ^ "Sheraton Dallas Hotel Central Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  43. ^ "Sheraton Dallas Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  44. ^ "The Merc". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  45. ^ a b "Mercantile National Bank Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  46. ^ "Bryan Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  47. ^ "Bryan Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  48. ^ "Harwood Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  49. ^ "Harwood Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  50. ^ "KPMG Centre". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  51. ^ "KPMG Centre". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  52. ^ "San Jacinto Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  53. ^ "San Jacinto Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  54. ^ "Renaissance Dallas Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  55. ^ "Renaissance Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  56. ^ "Patriot Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  57. ^ "One Dallas Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  58. ^ "Sheraton Dallas Hotel North Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  59. ^ "Adams Mark Hotel North Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  60. ^ "One Main Place". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  61. ^ "One Main Place". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  62. ^ "W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  63. ^ "W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  64. ^ "1600 Pacific". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  65. ^ "1600 Pacific Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  66. ^ a b "The Tallest Buildings in Dallas". Dallas Architecture. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  67. ^ "Stone Place Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  68. ^ "Adolphus Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  69. ^ "Magnolia Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 

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