One Main Place (Dallas)

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One Main Place
Dallas One Main Place.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 1201 Main Street, Dallas, Texas, United States
Opening 1968
Height
Roof 445 ft (136 m)
Technical details
Floor count 33
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Developer One Main Place Corporation

One Main Place is a skyscraper in Dallas, Texas. The building rises 445 feet (136 meters). It contains 33 above-ground floors, and was completed in 1968. One Main Place currently stands as the 27th-tallest building in the city. The architectural firm who designed the building was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, who also designed the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center in Chicago and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Gordon Bunshaft was the lead designer of One Main Place and a few of his notable buildings include Lever House in New York, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C..

Originally conceived in the 1950s by the Dallas Texas Corporation to become Dallas's first Superblock, the building's 30,000 SF footprint occupies only a third of the 2.4 acre property, almost a full city block. To the east and west of the property, recessed plazas provided tenants with access to the exterior without the intrusion of automobiles. The 1.1 Million SF building includes five sub-surface levels tied to the Dallas Pedestrian Network and a 700-space parking garage. Excavation work on the project began in 1965 and construction was completed in 1968. Following completion, One Main was immediately sold to Equitable Life Insurance Company. Subsequent owners included RREEF and RAK Group. Today, New Orleans-based KFK Group owns the building known as "One Main".

In 2015, a large portion of the building is being converted to a hotel, The Westin Dallas Downtown. Planned to open in December 2015, the hotel will have an entrance on the ground floor while the second floor of the building will be converted to the hotel's public rooms, with the lobby in the former banking hall, as well as a restaurant and a bar. The third floor will be turned into convention facilities.[1] The top ten floors of the building will be turned into hotel rooms, leaving nineteen floors of offices. The 32nd floor is planned to house a Starwood Preferred Guest Lounge in addition to fitness facilities and an indoor pool overlooking Main Street.[2]

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Coordinates: 32°46′49″N 96°48′06″W / 32.7804°N 96.8018°W / 32.7804; -96.8018