Dallas, TX

These Are the 4 Tallest Buildings in Dallas

Kate Feathers


There are so many beautiful buildings in Dallas, and skyscrapers are definitely a part of that. You can find dozens of high-rise buildings in Dallas, but what are the 4 tallest ones? The first skyscraper in Dallas was apparently the Praetorian Building whose construction started in 1909 - however, the building was demolished in 2013, and so you can't go and have a look at it anymore.

But there are many more skyscrapers you can check out! Here is a list of the 4 tallest buildings in the 3rd largest city of Texas, USA.

Bank of America Plaza

The first place goes to the Bank of America Plaza, which is also the 3rd tallest building in all of Texas, right after the JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston and the Wells Fargo Plaza in Houston. The Bank of America Plaza is 921 feet tall (that's 280.7 meters) and it includes 72 floors.

The building was constructed between 1982 and 1985, and it was designed by JPJ Architects. It also apparently featured on a TV show Dallas. Here you can visit the official website of the Bank of America Plaza.

The skyscraper is located at 901 Main Street in Dallas.

Renaissance Tower

In the second place, we have the Renaissance Tower. This skyscraper is 886 feet tall (that's 270 meters) and it has 56 floors, which makes it the 5th tallest building in the whole of Texas!

The construction of the building was completed in 1974 and at the time, it was the tallest building in Dallas until it was surpassed by other buildings. In 1986, the Renaissance Tower was reconstructed so that it would become even taller and stay in the higher ranks. Thanks to this, it can now proudly be the 2nd tallest building in Dallas.

The Renaissance Tower was apparently also used for the shooting of the TV show Dallas. Here you can visit the website of the Renaissance Tower. It's located at 1201 Elm Street in Dallas.

Comerica Bank Tower

This skyscraper used to be known as for example "Bank One Center" or "Momentum Place", however, nowadays it's referred to as the Comerica Bank Tower. It's the 3rd tallest building in Dallas and it's 787 feet tall (that's 240 meters). With its 60 floors, the tower is the 6th tallest building in Texas altogether.

The building was built between 1985 and 1987 and it was designed by John Burgee and Philip Johnson. The official website says:

"Comerica Bank Tower is crafted with such thorough detail it would prove impossible to duplicate today. Utilizing world-class materials imported from prodigious forests and quarries, skilled artisans hand-worked the final finishes from stone and wood. Comerica Bank Tower offers the opportunity to experience one of the most spectacular buildings in the world on a daily basis."

The skyscraper is located at 1717 Main Street in Dallas.

Chase Tower

The 4th tallest building in Dallas is the Chase Tower. It's 738 feet tall (that's 225 meters) and it contains 55 floors. The construction was completed in 1987 and the building was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Some people apparently call the Chase Tower the "Keyhole Building" because of the hole at the top of the building, located at the center. The Chase Tower was also featured in the show "Dallas", as well as a film called "Asteroid".

To quote the official website of the Chase Tower:

"In the pursuit of prestige, there is only Chase Tower. Designed by world-renowned Richard Keating, one of the greatest architects of our time, Chase Tower has become a permanent icon in the heart of the Arts District."

The building is located at 2200 Ross Avenue in Dallas.

Final Thoughts

These were the 4 tallest buildings in Dallas. So why not go for a walk and have a look at them? They're all beautiful in their own way. Enjoy!

Photo by David Mark on Pixabay

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