Tower Petroleum Building

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Tower Petroleum Building
Tower Petroleum Building01.JPG
Facade of the Tower Petroleum Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 1907 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas, United States
Coordinates 32°46′51″N 96°47′49″W / 32.780843°N 96.796808°W / 32.780843; -96.796808Coordinates: 32°46′51″N 96°47′49″W / 32.780843°N 96.796808°W / 32.780843; -96.796808
Opening 1931
Height
Roof 315 ft (96 m)
Technical details
Floor count 23
Design and construction
Architect Mark Lemmon

The Tower Petroleum Building (also known as The Tower Building) is a historic Art Deco Skyscraper located at 1907 Elm Street in the City Center District of Downtown Dallas. The tower, a contributing property in the Harwood Historic District, features Zig-zag Moderne styling and was designed by architect Mark Lemmon.

Design[edit]

The Tower Petroleum Building features Zig-zag Moderne motifs, one of the few buildings left in Downtown Dallas which features such designs. The building's facade is clad in limestone and has green spandrels panels between the windows.[1] The upper floors of the building are set back twice from the shaft of the building starting with a three story set back from the 19th floor. At the 22nd floor, the top sets back again and this section is 2 stories in height. These setbacks occur on three sides of the building.[1]

History[edit]

  • The Tower Petroleum Building is located in the city's historic entertainment district, Theater Row; the adjacent Majestic Theatre is the only surviving theater. At one time, the Tower Theater was located behind the building and the lobby to that theater was located inside the office building. In 1951, the Corrigan Tower was constructed over and around the Tower Theater.

Adaptive reuse[edit]

In June 2007, the Dallas City Council approved a $15 million plan by a local developer to renovate and convert the Tower Petroleum Building into a luxury high rise hotel.[3] As of 2011 the building remains vacant.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tower Petroleum Building - Dallas Architecture
  2. ^ http://dallas.fbi.gov/history2.htm
  3. ^ Dallas Council approves downtown condominium project, Tower Petroleum Building renovation - Pegasus News wire

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