List of tallest buildings in Dallas


List of tallest buildings in Dallas
Skyline of Dallas

This list of tallest buildings in Dallas ranks skyscrapers in the city of Dallas, Texas by height. The tallest building in Dallas is currently the 72-story Bank of America Plaza, which rises 921 feet (281 meters) in Downtown Dallas.[1] It is currently the 20th-tallest building in the United States, and the 3rd-tallest building in Texas. Another famous Dallas skyscraper is the Renaissance Tower, which stands as the 2nd-tallest building in the city and the 5th-tallest in the state.[2]

The history of skyscrapers in Dallas began with the construction of the Praetorian Building in 1909, which is often regarded as the first skyscraper in the city,[3] the Southwestern United States and sometimes the entire Western United States.[4] Dallas went through a construction boom in the 1970s and 1980s, resulting in the construction of over 20 skyscrapers, including the Bank of America Plaza and the Renaissance Tower. This boom ended in the late 1980s. From the completion of the Cityplace Center in 1988 until the construction of W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences in 2006, the city was the site of no major high-rise construction projects.[5] The city is currently going through a second building boom, with 9 new skyscrapers planned to rise over 300 feet (91 m) proposed, approved, or under construction in the city.[6] Dallas is the site of 19 skyscrapers at least 492 feet (150 m) tall. Overall, the skyline of Dallas is ranked (based upon existing and under construction buildings over 492 feet (150 m) second in the South Central United States (after Houston) and sixth in the United States, after New York City, Chicago, Miami, Houston, and Los Angeles.[A]

Over the past few years, there have been many skyscrapers proposed for construction in Dallas. The tallest building currently under construction in the city is the Victory Tower, which will likely stand as the tallest building in the new Victory Park neighborhood. The building is planned to rise 650 feet (198 m). The Museum Tower is the tallest building proposed for the city, planned to rise 560 feet (171 m) in the Arts District. It would stand as the 2nd-tallest all-residential skyscraper in the city if constructed.

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Dallas skyline from the W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences

Tallest buildings

The Bank of America Plaza currently stands as the tallest building in Dallas
The Renaissance Tower, the 2nd-tallest building in the city
The Comerica Bank Tower, the city's 3rd-tallest building
The JPMorgan Chase Tower, the city's 4th-tallest building
The Reunion Tower, the city's 15th-tallest structure

This list ranks Dallas skyscrapers that stand at least 400 feet (122 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed. Freestanding observation towers, while not habitable buildings, are included for comparison purposes.

Rank Name Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
01.01 Bank of America Plaza 921 / 281 72 1985 Has been the tallest building in the city since 1985. 3rd-tallest building in Texas, 21st-tallest in the United States, and 58th-tallest in the world.[1][7]
02.02 Renaissance Tower 890 / 271 56 1974 24th-tallest building in the United States, 68th-tallest in the world. Originally constructed at a height of 710 feet (216 m); rooftop spires were added in 1987, increasing the building's structural height to 886 feet (270 m). When measuring to roof height, the building stands as the 5th-tallest in the city.[2][8]
03.03 Comerica Bank Tower 787 / 240 60 1987 48th-tallest building in the United States, 165th-tallest in the world. Formerly known as Chase Center.[9][10]
04.04 JPMorgan Chase Tower 738 / 225 55 1987 82nd-tallest building in the United States.[11][12]
05.05 Fountain Place 720 / 220 62 1986 95th-tallest building in the United States.[13][14]
06.06 Trammell Crow Center 686 / 209 50 1985 [15][16]
07.07 1700 Pacific Avenue 655 / 200 50 1983 [17][18]
08.08 Thanksgiving Tower 645 / 197 50 1982 [19][20]
09.09 Energy Plaza 629 / 192 49 1983 [21][22]
10.010 Elm Place 625 / 191 52 1965 [23][24]
11.011 Republic Center Tower I 602 / 184 36 1954 Tallest all-residential building in the city. This includes the height of the building's 150-foot (46 m) spire; without the spire, the building rises 452 feet (138 m), standing as the 25th-tallest structure in the city when measuring to roof height. Also known as Gables Republic Tower.[25][26]
12.012 Republic Center Tower II 598 / 182 53 1964 [27][28]
13.013 One AT&T Plaza 580 / 177 37 1984 [29][30]
14.014 Lincoln Plaza 579 / 177 45 1984 [31][32]
15.015 Cityplace Center 560 / 171 42 1988 Tallest building outside of downtown.[33][34]
16.0 Reunion Tower[B] 560 / 171 1978 2nd-tallest observation tower in Texas, 5th-tallest in the United States.[35]
17.016 Sheraton Dallas Hotel 550 / 168 42 1959 Tallest all-hotel building in the city.[36][37]
18.017 Mercantile National Bank Building 523 / 159 31 1943 [38][39]
19.018 Bryan Tower 512 / 156 34 1973 [40][41]
21.019 Harwood Center 483 / 147 36 1982 [42][43]
22.020 KPMG Centre 481 / 147 34 1980 [44][45]
23.021 2100 Ross Avenue 456 / 139 33 1982 [46][47]
24.022 Renaissance Hotel 451 / 138 29 1983 [48][49]
25.023= Patriot Tower 448 / 137 30 1979 [50][51]
26.023= Adam's Mark Hotel North Tower 448 / 137 31 1981 [52][53]
27.025 One Main Place 445 / 136 33 1968 [54][55]
28.026 W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences 440 / 134 32 2006 [56][57]
29.027 1600 Pacific Tower 434 / 132 31 1964 [58][59]

Tallest under construction and proposed

This lists skyscrapers that are proposed or under construction in Dallas and are planned to rise at least 400 ft (122 m), but are not yet completed structures. The rank that each building would hold if it were completed is listed. However, its rank is not dependent on any other buildings that are not currently completed.

Name Height*
ft / m
Floors Year
(est.)
Status Notes
1900 Pacific Avenue 700 / 213 57 2011 Proposed [60]
Victory Tower 650 / 198 43 2009 On Hold Construction of this building has been suspended.[61][62]
Museum Tower 560 / 171 42 2012 Under Construction Would stand as the 2nd-tallest all-residential building in the city upon completion.[63][64]
Two Arts PLaza 000/000 18 2014 Planned
Dallas Convention Center Hotel 532 / 162 23 2011 Under Construction [65][66]

* Table entry without text indicates that information regarding building height has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings

The Praetorian Building, which stood as the tallest building in the city from 1909 until 1912

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Dallas. The first skyscraper in the city is generally regarded to be the Praetorian Building, which served as the city's tallest from 1909 until 1912.[3] The Praetorian Building was also the first skyscraper constructed in the Southwestern United States and is sometimes classified as the first skyscraper to be constructed in the Western United States.[4] However, depending on one's definition of "the West", this title could also go to the 1885 Lumber Exchange Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
feet / m
Floors Reference
Wilson Building 1623 Main Street 1904–1909 110 / 34 8 [67]
Praetorian Building 1607 Main Street 1909–1912 190 / 58 14 [67][68]
Adolphus Hotel 1321 Commerce Street 1912–1923 312 / 95 20 [69]
Magnolia Hotel 1401 Commerce Street 1923–1943 399 / 122 29 [70]
Mercantile National Bank Building 1700 Main Street 1943–1954 523 / 159 31 [39]
Republic Center Tower I 300 North Ervay Street 1954–1965 602 / 184 36 [26]
Elm Place 1401 Elm Street 1965–1974 625 / 191 52 [24]
Renaissance Tower 1201 Elm Street 1974–1985 886 / 270[C] 56 [8]
Bank of America Plaza 901 Main Street 1985–present 921 / 281 72 [7]

See also

Notes

A. ^ New York has 216 existing and under construction buildings at least 492 feet (150 m), Chicago has 114, Miami has 32, Houston has 31, Los Angeles has 26, Dallas has 20. Source of Skyline ranking information: SkyscraperPage.com diagrams: New York City, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas.
B. ^ The Reunion Tower is not a habitable building, but is included in this list for comparative purposes. Per a ruling by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, freestanding observation towers are not considered to be buildings, as they are not fully habitable structures.
C. ^ This excludes the height of the building's five rooftop spires, which were not added until 1987. With the addition of the spires, the building's height was extended to 886 feet (270 m).

References

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  31. ^ "Lincoln Plaza". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=lincolnplaza-dallas-tx-usa. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
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