Whitacre Tower

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Whitacre Tower
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View of One AT&T Plaza from the southeast
General information
TypeOffice
Location208 South Akard Street
Completed1984
OwnerAT&T (lease)
Icahn Enterprises
Height
Roof580 ft (180 m)
Technical details
Floor count37

Whitacre Tower, also known as One AT&T Plaza, and formerly known as One Bell Plaza, is a 37-story high-rise in Downtown Dallas, located adjacent to the Akard Street Mall.

It serves as headquarters for AT&T and for Southwestern Bell Telephone, who operates as "AT&T Southwest". The building is 580 feet (177 m) tall and was constructed in 1984. Currently, it is the 13th-tallest building in the city. The white stone and glass skyscraper has over 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2) of office space.[1]

History[edit]

The Whitacre Tower was built in 1982.[1]

AT&T moved its headquarters to the tower from a location in San Antonio, Texas, in 2008. Mayor of Dallas Tom Leppert said in 2008 that he hoped that AT&T would stay in the central city.[2] Most of the around 700 workers moving to the Whitacre Tower were moved into 17 floors that were being refurbished. In August 2008 AT&T sold the tower to Icahn Enterprises and took a long term lease in the tower.[1]

AT&T renamed the tower the Whitacre Tower after Edward Whitacre, Jr., a former chairperson and chief executive, in 2009. AT&T moved Spirit of Communication, a gold statue, from its Bedminster, New Jersey, offices to the Whitacre Tower.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brown, Steve. "AT&T selling its downtown Dallas office tower." The Dallas Morning News. Monday August 18, 2008. Retrieved on January 17, 2010.
  2. ^ Godinez, Victor and David McLemore. "AT&T moving headquarters to Dallas from San Antonio." The Dallas Morning News. Saturday June 28, 2008. Retrieved on June 18, 2009.
  3. ^ Bush, Rudolph. "AT&T unveils gilded statue in headquarters lobby in downtown Dallas." The Dallas Morning News. Wednesday July 8, 2009. Retrieved on July 26, 2009.

Coordinates: 32°46′46″N 96°47′56″W / 32.77944°N 96.79889°W / 32.77944; -96.79889