List of tallest buildings in Dallas

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Skyline of Dallas

Dallas, the 3rd-most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, is home to 259 high-rises,[1] 28 of which stand taller than 400 feet (122 m). The tallest building in the city is the 72-story Bank of America Plaza, which rises 921 feet (281 m) in Downtown Dallas and was completed in 1985.[2] The skyscraper, one of the first in the United States to receive the Energy Star Award for efficiency, also stands as the 3rd-tallest building in Texas and the 22nd-tallest building in the nation. The second-tallest building in Dallas is the Renaissance Tower, which rises 56 floors and 886 feet (270 m).[3] Overall, of the ten tallest buildings in Texas, three are located in Dallas; the other seven are all in Houston.[4]

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,[5] the Southwestern United States and sometimes the entire Western United States.[6] Dallas later went through a construction boom from the early 1970s through the late 1980s, resulting in the construction of over 20 skyscrapers, including the Bank of America Plaza and the Renaissance Tower. Overall, Dallas is the site of 18 skyscrapers that rise at least 492 feet (150 m) in height. As of 2012, the city's skyline is ranked second in Texas (behind Houston), 12th in the United States and 42nd in the world with 41 buildings rising at least 330 feet (100 m) in height.[7]

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 skyscraper construction projects; since the mid-2000s, however, the city has seen several prominent proposals for new high-rise developments.[8] One such proposal was the Victory Tower, which, at 650 feet (198 m), would have stood as the tallest building in the new Victory Park neighborhood and housed a new Mandarin Oriental hotel; the project was ultimately canceled.[9][10] The Museum Tower is the tallest building under-construction in the city, and the only new high-rise development that is planned to rise at least 400 feet (122 m) in height. The building, which was topped out in early 2012, rises 560 feet (171 m) in Dallas' Arts District. It will stand as the second-tallest all-residential skyscraper in the city upon completion, behind Republic Center Tower I.[11][12] Overall, as of August 2012, there were 27 high-rise buildings under construction or proposed for construction in Dallas.[1]


Dallas skyline from the W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences

Tallest buildings

This list ranks completed and topped out skyscrapers in Dallas 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. 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 but not ranked.

ft (m)
01.01Bank of America PlazaBank of America Plaza - Dallas.jpg921 (281)721985
02.02Renaissance TowerDallas Renaissance Tower 1.jpg886 (270)561974
  • 25th-tallest building in the United States
  • 143rd-tallest building 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.[3][14]
03.03Comerica Bank TowerBank One Center.jpg787 (240)601987
  • 52nd-tallest building in the United States
  • Formerly known as Chase Center.[15][16]
04.04JPMorgan Chase TowerJPMorganChaseTower.png738 (225)551987
  • 91st-tallest building in the United States[17][18]
05.05Fountain PlaceFountain place.jpg720 (220)621986
  • 106th-tallest building in the United States[19][20]
06.06Trammell Crow CenterDallas Trammell Crow Center 2.jpg686 (209)501985[21][22]
07.071700 Pacific Avenue1700 Pacific northside.jpg655 (200)501983[23][24]
08.08Thanksgiving TowerThanksgiving Tower.jpg645 (197)501982[25][26]
09.09Energy PlazaDallas Energy Plaza.jpg629 (192)491983[27][28]
10.010Elm PlaceDallas Elm Place.jpg625 (191)521965[29][30]
11.011Republic Center Tower IRepublic Tower I.JPG602 (184)361954
  • Tallest all-residential building in the city
  • Official height includes 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[31][32]
12.012Republic Center Tower IIRepublic II.jpg598 (182)531964[33][34]
13.013One AT&T PlazaAT&THQDallas.jpg580 (177)371984
14.014Lincoln PlazaLincoln Plaza Dallas.jpg579 (177)451984[37][38]
15.015=Cityplace CenterCityplace Tower in Dallas, Texas.jpg560 (171)421988
15.515=Museum Tower*Museum Tower.jpg560 (171)422012
  • Building was topped out in early 2012, becoming the 15th-tallest building in the city
  • Will stand as the second-tallest residential building in Dallas upon completion[11][12]
16.0[Note A]Reunion TowerReunion Tower dallas.jpg560 (171)1978
  • Second-tallest observation tower in Texas
  • 5th-tallest observation tower in the United States[41]
17.017Sheraton Dallas Hotel Central TowerAdam'sMarkComplex.jpg550 (168)421959
  • Tallest all-hotel building in the city
  • Formerly known as the Adam's Mark Hotel[42][43]
19.018Mercantile National Bank BuildingMercantile Bank Building.jpg523 (159)311943
  • Officially known as The Merc Apartments
  • Only commercial skyscraper completed in the United States during World War II
  • Tallest building west of the Mississippi River from its completion in 1943 until 1954[44][45]
20.019Bryan TowerDallas Bryan Tower and parking garage.jpg512 (156)341973[46][47]
21.020Harwood Center483 (147)361982[48][49]
22.021KPMG CentreKpmgdallas.jpg481 (147)341980[50][51]
23.0222100 Ross AvenueDallas 2100 Ross Ave (San Jacinto Tower) 2.jpg456 (139)331982[52][53]
24.023Renaissance Hotel451 (138)291983[54][55]
25.024=Patriot TowerPatriotTower01.jpg448 (137)301979
26.024=Sheraton Hotel North TowerAdam'sMarkComplex.jpg448 (137)311981
  • Formerly known as the Adam's Mark Hotel North Tower[58][59]
27.026One Main PlaceDallas One Main Place.jpg445 (136)331968[60][61]
28.027W Dallas Victory Hotel & ResidencesW Tower, Dallas.jpg440 (134)322006[62][63]
29.0281600 Pacific Tower434 (132)311964[64][65]

* indicates building is still under construction, but has been topped out

Timeline of tallest buildings

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.[5] 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.[6] However, depending on one's definition of "the West", this title could also go to the 1885 Lumber Exchange Building in Minneapolis.

NameImageStreet addressYears as tallestHeight
ft (m)
Wilson BuildingDallas - Wilson Building 01.jpg1623 Main Street1904–1909110 (34)8[66]
Praetorian BuildingPraetorian Building, Dallas, TX.JPG1607 Main Street1909–1912190 (58)14[66][67]
Adolphus HotelAdolphus01.jpg1321 Commerce Street1912–1923312 (95)20[68]
Magnolia HotelMagnolia Dallas.jpg1401 Commerce Street1923–1943399 (122)29[69]
Mercantile National Bank BuildingMercantileNationalBankBuilding.jpg1700 Main Street1943–1954523 (159)31[45]
Republic Center Tower IRepublic Center Dallas.jpg300 North Ervay Street1954–1965602 (184)36[32]
Elm PlaceElm Place.JPG1401 Elm Street1965–1974625 (191)52[30]
Renaissance TowerRenaissance Tower.jpg1201 Elm Street1974–1985710 (216)[B]56[14]
Bank of America PlazaBofAPD at night.JPG901 Main Street1985–present921 (281)72[13]

See also


A. ^ According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, freestanding observation towers are not considered to be buildings, as they are not fully habitable structures. This structure is included for comparative purposes.
B. ^ 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).[3]


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  2. ^ a b "Bank of America Plaza". Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  3. ^ a b c "Renaissance Tower". Retrieved 2012-08-24.
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  5. ^ a b Harris, Genevieve. "Dallas' First Skyscraper". Dallas County Pioneer Association. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  6. ^ a b "Praetorian Building". Dallas Public Library. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  7. ^ "Cities with the most skyscrapers". Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  8. ^ "Diagram of Proposed and Under Construction High-rises in Dallas". Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  9. ^ "Mandarin Oriental Dallas & Residences". Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  10. ^ "Mandarin Oriental Dallas & Residences". Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  11. ^ a b "Museum Tower". Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  12. ^ a b "Museum Tower". Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  13. ^ a b "Bank of America Plaza". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  14. ^ a b "Renaissance Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  15. ^ "Chase Center". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  16. ^ "Chase Center". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  17. ^ "JPMorgan Chase Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  18. ^ "JP Morgan Chase Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  19. ^ "Fountain Place". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  20. ^ "Fountain Place". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  21. ^ "Trammell Crow Center". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  22. ^ "Trammell Crow Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  23. ^ "1700 Pacific Avenue". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  24. ^ "1700 Pacific Avenue". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  25. ^ "Thanksgiving Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  26. ^ "Thanksgiving Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  27. ^ "Energy Plaza". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  28. ^ "Energy Plaza". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  29. ^ "Elm Place". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  30. ^ a b "Elm Place". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  31. ^ "Republic Center Tower I". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  32. ^ a b "Republic Center Tower I". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  33. ^ "Republic Center Tower II". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  34. ^ "Republic Center Tower II". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  35. ^ "One AT&T Plaza". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  36. ^ "One SBC Plaza". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  37. ^ "Lincoln Plaza". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  38. ^ "Lincoln Plaza". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  39. ^ "Cityplace Center". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  40. ^ "Cityplace Center". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  41. ^ "Reunion Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  42. ^ "Sheraton Dallas Hotel Central Tower". Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  43. ^ "Sheraton Dallas Hotel". Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  44. ^ "The Merc". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  45. ^ a b "Mercantile National Bank Building". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  46. ^ "Bryan Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  47. ^ "Bryan Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  48. ^ "Harwood Center". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  49. ^ "Harwood Center". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  50. ^ "KPMG Centre". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  51. ^ "KPMG Centre". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  52. ^ "San Jacinto Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  53. ^ "San Jacinto Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  54. ^ "Renaissance Dallas Hotel". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  55. ^ "Renaissance Hotel". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  56. ^ "Patriot Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  57. ^ "One Dallas Center". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  58. ^ "Sheraton Dallas Hotel North Tower". Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  59. ^ "Adams Mark Hotel North Tower". Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  60. ^ "One Main Place". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  61. ^ "One Main Place". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  62. ^ "W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  63. ^ "W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  64. ^ "1600 Pacific". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  65. ^ "1600 Pacific Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  66. ^ a b "The Tallest Buildings in Dallas". Dallas Architecture. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  67. ^ "Stone Place Tower". Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  68. ^ "Adolphus Hotel". Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  69. ^ "Magnolia Hotel". Retrieved 2007-10-01.

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