Chase Tower (Dallas)

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Chase Tower
Alternative namesJPMorgan Chase Tower
Texas Commerce Tower
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Architectural stylePostmodern
Location2200 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas
Coordinates32°47′16″N 96°47′48″W / 32.7878°N 96.7966°W / 32.7878; -96.7966Coordinates: 32°47′16″N 96°47′48″W / 32.7878°N 96.7966°W / 32.7878; -96.7966
CostUS$300 million
OwnerFortis Property Group
ManagementFortis Property Group Michael Dockins, Senior Property Manager
Roof225 m (738 ft)
Technical details
Floor count55
Floor area1,296,400 sq ft (120,440 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
DeveloperTrammell Crow
Main contractorAustin Commercial
Chase Tower Dallas 40F Sky Lobby in 2007, is no longer open to the public and the planters have been removed since 2018

Chase Tower is a 225 m (738 ft), 55-story postmodern skyscraper at 2200 Ross Avenue in the City Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas. Although it is the fourth tallest skyscraper in the city, if one were to exclude antennas and spires, it would be the third. It is also the 12th tallest building in Texas. The building was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and was completed in 1987. The building also houses the Dallas Petroleum Club, a business and social club located on the 39th and 40th floors.

This building is known for its unique architecture which includes a curved glass top and a 6-story hole in the center of the building near the top and is nicknamed the "Keyhole Building" by some people.[6]

The Jack Mitchell, Inc., Edsel automobile dealership was located on this building's site in 1957.[citation needed]

When Ion Storm existed, its corporate headquarters were in Suite 4500,[7] 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) of space in a penthouse suite on the 54th floor, the top floor, of the tower. Lisa Chadderdon of Fast Company said that the penthouse location was "unusual".[8] For the first ten years after the construction of the JPMorgan Chase Tower, the penthouse location had been unleased.[8]

Hines REIT bought the building in 2007 naming Hines Interests Limited Partnership the property manager.[9]

The company Autonomy etalk planned to move its employees to the Chase Tower from Las Colinas, Irving in 2008.[10]

Deloitte has an office in the tower which had 950 employees in late 2009. In early 2009, Deloitte announced that it planned to consolidate its Downtown operations and its operations in Irving, Texas. Initially, there would have been a multimillion-dollar advantage to Deloitte if it moved to Irving.[11] The City of Dallas proposed an economic grant to Deloitte if it decided to stay in Downtown Dallas.[11] Therefore, Deloitte agreed to extend its lease in the tower for fifteen years, beginning in 2011. Deloitte will have at least 1,111 employees in the JPMorgan Chase Tower.[11]

In 2015 and 2016 renovations were made to many of the common areas including the main lobby and mezzanine level of the building. Lighting and furniture upgrades were included along with a remodel of the existing sundries shop and Starbucks coffee kiosk. An executive conference center was added on the 40th floor and a video conference center was added on level 38.

The rotunda which sits on the property's north plaza was remodeled as a fitness center exclusive to Chase Tower tenants. It includes cardio, free weight and circuit training equipment as well as a studio center for group fitness and spinning class workouts. Men's and women's locker rooms with full shower facilities and day lockers were added in the lower level of the rotunda. Tenants may also opt for an executive locker that provides full-time locker use of a larger locker, changing area and executive lounge. The fitness center is staffed with a full-time manager and day porter Monday through Friday.

The 40th floor Sky Lobby at the base of the "keyhole" contained a little-known observation area which is no longer available to the public.

Fortis Property Group acquired the building in August 2016.

In popular culture[edit]

Exterior and interior location shoots were used in season two of the 2012 television reboot series Dallas. The tower and penthouse office space stood in as home of the fictional Barnes Global/Ewing Global and the Dallas Petroleum Club stood in as itself in several episodes.

The tower suffers a direct hit from an asteroid fragment in the 1997 made-for-TV movie Asteroid, which splits the building in half and causes the skyscraper's iconic "keyhole" crown to come crashing to the ground.

Establishing shots of the Chase Tower are used in the sitcom Cristela.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chase Tower". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ Chase Tower at Emporis
  3. ^ Chase Tower at Glass Steel and Stone (archived)
  4. ^ "Chase Tower". SkyscraperPage.
  5. ^ Chase Tower at Structurae
  6. ^ "Chase Tower Project Sheet". Austin Commercial. 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-04-18. Retrieved 2010-04-18.
  7. ^ Directory of Corporate Affiliations Library. National Register Publishing Company. 2001. p. 821.
  8. ^ a b Chadderdon, Lisa. "Demons Over Dallas Archived 2012-03-17 at the Wayback Machine." Fast Company. September 30, 1998.
  9. ^ "Hines buys downtown Dallas tower." Houston Business Journal. Wednesday November 21, 2007. Retrieved on November 11, 2009.
  10. ^ Hethcock, Bill. "Large ad agency cites area's vibrancy in decision to return." Dallas Business Journal. December 9, 2007. p. 3. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  11. ^ a b c "Deloitte LLP Corporate Office Consolidation & Expansion in Downtown Dallas Archived 2010-01-14 at the Wayback Machine." City of Dallas. October 5, 2009. 6. Retrieved on January 15, 2010.

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