List of tallest buildings in Fort Worth

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The Fort Worth skyline as viewed from the west

Fort Worth, the 5th-most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, is home to 50 high-rises, 21 of which stand taller than 200 feet (61 m).[1] The tallest building in the city is the 40-story Burnett Plaza, which rises 567 feet (173 m) in Downtown Fort Worth and was completed in 1983.[2] The second-tallest skyscraper in the city is the D.R. Horton Tower, which rises 547 feet (167 m). None of the buildings in Fort Worth are among the ten tallest buildings in Texas.

Fort Worth's history of skyscrapers began with the 1907 completion of the 7-story Flatiron Building in 1907. When built, it was the tallest building in north Texas.[3] The Flatiron Building stood as Fort Worth's tallest structure until 1910, with the construction of the 10-story Baker Building (renamed the Bob R. Simpson Building).[4] Fort Worth went through a major growth in skyscrapers during the 1920s and 1930s, with the 714 Main building emerging as the tallest in the city.[1] 714 Main remained as the tallest building in the city until 1957, when the 30-story Landmark Tower was completed.[5] From the early 1970s to the mid-1980s, Fort Worth went through the largest construction boom in the city's history.[6] In 1983, the 40-floor Burnett Plaza was constructed, surpassing the Landmark Tower. The Burnett Plaza has remained the tallest structure in the city to date.[7]

As of June 2011, there are no skyscrapers under construction in Fort Worth. However, 3 buildings have been proposed for construction.[1][8]

Fort Worth skyline viewed from the west, across the Trinity River

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks completed and topped out skyscrapers in Fort Worth 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. 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
1 Burnett Plaza Burnett Plaza building, west side.jpg 567 (173) 40 1983
  • Has been the tallest building in the city since 1983
  • Tallest building in Texas outside of Houston, Dallas, or Austin
  • Tallest office building in the city
  • Tallest structure between Dallas and Los Angeles
  • Built on the site of the demolished Medical Arts Building
  • Also known as First United Tower[2][9]
2 D. R. Horton Tower The Flying Saucer and D. R. Horton Tower.jpg 547 (167) 38 1984
3 777 Main Street 777 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas.jpg 525 (160) 40 1983
  • Built on the site of the Aviation Building[12][13]
  • Formerly known as the Carter + Burgess Plaza (2000–12), UPR Plaza (1998-2000), and the Continental Plaza (1998)[14]
4 The Fort Worth Tower The Tower, 500 Throckmorton, Fort Worth, Texas.jpg 488 (148) 35 1974
  • Tallest residential structure in the city
  • Tallest building in Fort Worth prior to Wells Fargo Tower
  • Redesigned and heightened following damage from the 2000 Fort Worth tornado
  • Also known as The Tower and Block 82 Tower[15][16]
5 Wells Fargo Tower Wells Fargo Tower Fort Worth.png 477 (145) 33 1982
  • Tallest building in Fort Worth prior to Burnett Plaza
  • Designed as a "twin" of the D.R. Horton Tower. Shorter of the two structures
  • Also known as the Chase Texas Tower and the City Center Tower I[17][18]
6 Omni Fort Worth Hotel Omni Fort Worth Hotel from Houston St.jpg 447 (136) 33 2009
  • Tallest building in Fort Worth built in the 21st century
  • Tallest mixed-use building in the city
  • Originally planned to be between 15-21 stories high[19][20]
7 AT&T Building AT&T Building, Ft Worth.jpg 343 (105) 17 1958
  • Tallest building in Fort Worth with a spire
  • Only building 200+ feet tall with a spire[21]
  • Also known as the Southwest Bell Telephone Building[22][23]
8 Pier 1 Imports Building Chesapeake Plaza, June 2008.jpg 324 (99) 20 2004
9 714 Main FarmersBank1.JPG 307 (94) 16 1922
10 Bank of America Center Bank of America Center, Fort Worth cropped.jpg 300 (91) 21 1961
  • Also known as 500 West 7th and the First National Bank Building[29][30]
11 Blackstone Hotel Blackstone06.jpg 268 (82) 20 1909
  • Tallest hotel structure in the city
  • Redesigned 1999 after being abandoned for over a decade
  • Also known as the Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown[31][32]
12 Commerce Building Oil and Gas Building Fort Worth small.png 260 (79) 19 1930
  • Partially built into neighboring Oil and Gas Building
  • Also known as the Service Life Center and the Fair Store Building[33][34]
13 Two Tandy Center Two Tandy Center.png 258 (79) 20 1978
14 One Tandy Center Tandy center ftw.jpg 247 (75) 20 1976
  • Proposed to be renovated into a residential structure
  • Shorter structure of the Charles D. Tandy Center
  • Also known as the North Tower[37][38]
15 The Carnegie 236 (72) 16 2008
  • Most recently constructed office building in the city[21][39][40]
16 Oncor Building 234 (71) 16 1952
  • Also known as the Electric Service Building and the Fort Worth National Bank Building[41][42]
17 W. T. Waggoner Building WaggonerBuilding1.JPG 230 (70) 20 1920
  • Tallest building in Fort Worth prior to 714 Main
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places[43][44]
18 Electric Building Electric Building.JPG 229 (70) 18 1930
  • Renovated and redesigned in 1996
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places[45][46]
19 Petroleum Building The Petroleum Building.jpg 228 (69) 14 1927
  • Renovated and redesigned in 1969
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Also known as the Executive Plaza, Rattikin Title Building, and Life of American Building[47][48]
20 Sinclair Building Sinclair Building.jpg 212 (65) 16 1930
  • Renovated and redesigned in 1990
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Originally known as the Dulaney Building[49][50]
[Note A] Will Rogers Pioneer Tower Fort Worth Pioneer Tower 2011.jpg 208 (63) 1 1936
  • Tallest structure in Fort Worth outside of downtown
  • Also known as the Will Rogers Memorial Tower[51]
21 Tarrant County Corrections Center Tarrant County Corrections Center, cropped.jpg 203 (62) 13 1990
  • Tallest prison structure in the city[52][53]

Tallest demolished buildings[edit]

This list ranks completed skyscrapers in Fort Worth that stood at least 200 feet (61 m), based on standard height measurement, but have since been demolished in any manner.

Rank Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Completed Year Demolished Notes
1 Block TU Project 392 (119) 30 N/A 2008
  • Originally planned to be the tallest building in Fort Worth, at 60 floors, and second-tallest building in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex after the Bank of America Plaza
  • Plan redesigned to shorten the structure by half its high
  • Work on the structure was cancelled in 2008[54]
2 Landmark Tower 380 (116) 30 1957 2006
  • Tallest building in the city prior to The Fort Worth Tower
  • At one point had a 40-foot-tall (12 meter) clock added to its top, which held the record for world's largest revolving clock
  • Damaged beyond repair by the 2000 Fort Worth tornado
  • At the time of destruction, it was the tallest building in Texas to be demolished and 15th tallest destroyed building in the United States
  • First former tallest building in Fort Worth to be demolished
  • Formerly also known as the Texas Building and Continental National Bank Building[55]
3 Medical Arts Building 280 (85) 19 1927 1973
  • Former location now occupied by Burnett Plaza[56]
4 Aviation Building 200 (61) 16 1930 1978
  • Site now occupied by 777 Main Street
  • Formerly also known as the Commercial Standard Insurance Building and Transport Life Building[57]

Tallest under construction, approved, and proposed[edit]

This lists high-rises that are under construction, approved, or proposed in Fort Worth and planned to rise at least 200 feet (61 m) in height, but are not yet completed structures. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. A floor count of 15 stories is used as the cutoff in place of a height of 200 feet (61 m) for buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers.

Rank Name Height*
ft (m)
Floors Year*
(est.)
Status Notes
1 XTO Energy Headquarters 653 (199) 50 N/A Proposed
(vision)
  • Planned to occupy the spot of the former Landmark Tower
  • Would be the tallest building in Fort Worth if constructed[58]
2 Jetta 369 26 2017 Approved
  • Will be 7th tallest in Fort Worth if completed
3= The Ruins at Peach Street at Lexington Avenue 300 (92) 23 N/A Proposed
[59]
3= River Tower 300 (92) 23 2016 Proposed
  • Also referred to as the Trinity Terrace[60]
5 The Cassidy 261 (80) 20 N/A Proposed
[61]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This list shows chronologically the buildings that held the title of tallest building in Fort Worth.

Name Image Street address Years as tallest Height
ft / m
Floors Reference
Tarrant County Courthouse 20070429 Tarrant County Courthouse.JPG 100 East Weatherford Street 1895–1920 194 (59) 5
[62]
W. T. Waggoner Building W. T. Waggoner Building, cropped, 1920.jpg 810 Houston Street 1920–1921 230 (70) 20
[43]
714 Main 714 Main Fort Worth 1919.png 714 Main Street 1921–1957 307 (94) 16
[27]
Landmark Tower Landmark Tower small.png 200 West 7th Street 1957-1974 380 (116) 30
[55]
The Fort Worth Tower The Tower, 500 Throckmorton, Fort Worth, Texas.jpg 500 Throckmorton Street 1974-1982 454 (138) 35
[15]
Wells Fargo Tower Wells Fargo Tower Fort Worth.png 201 Main Street 1982-1983 477 (145) 33
[17]
Burnett Plaza Burnett Plaza Building, east side.jpg 801 Cherry Street 1983–present 567 (173) 40
[2]

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.

References[edit]

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