Chase Tower (Dallas)

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Chase Tower
Alternative names JPMorgan Chase Tower
Texas Commerce Tower
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 2200 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas
Coordinates 32°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
Completed 1987
Cost US$300 million
Owner Hines REIT 2200 Ross Avenue LP

Hines Interests Limited Partnership

Michael Dockins, property manager
Roof 225 m (738 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 55
Floor area 1,296,400 sq ft (120,440 m2)
Lifts/elevators 32
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Developer Trammell Crow
Main contractor Austin Commercial

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 LLP 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]

The 40th floor skylobby at the base of the "keyhole" contains a little-known observation area which is open during business hours.

In Popular Culture[edit]

Exterior and interior location shoots were used in Season Two of Dallas (2012 TV series). The tower & 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.

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chase Tower (Dallas) at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. ^ Chase Tower (Dallas) at Emporis
  3. ^ Chase Tower (Dallas) at Glass Steel and Stone
  4. ^ Chase Tower (Dallas) at SkyscraperPage
  5. ^ Chase Tower (Dallas) at Structurae
  6. ^ "Chase Tower Project Sheet". Austin Commercial. 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  7. ^ Directory of corporate affiliations, Volume 5. National Register Pub. Co., 2001. 821. Retrieved from Google Books on May 29, 2012. "ION STORM LP 2200 Ross Ave. 54th Fl., Ste. 4500 Dallas, Tx. 75201"
  8. ^ a b Chadderdon, Lisa. "Demons Over Dallas." 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." City of Dallas. October 5, 2009. 6. Retrieved on January 15, 2010.

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