Downtown Dallas Skyline

Architecture in Downtown Dallas

Dallas, Texas with a population of 1,188,580, is a city with a very recognizable skyline that has been used in many television shows and movies.  From the green argon outlined Bank of America Plaza, to Reunion Tower, to the Flying Red Horse on top of the Magnolia Hotel, these icons have embraced the buildings that comprise the Architecture in Downtown Dallas.  Dallas has been selected by Fortune Magazine as the best city in which to do business in the U.S.!  As the larger part of the Metroplex, Dallas took a much different approach to development than its counterpart, Fort Worth.  As Dallas grew more quickly, older buildings were demolished to construct newer and taller buildings.  Fort Worth chose to preserve many of their downtown buildings.  Dallas has many fine examples of Modern Architecture, while Fort Worth has many fine examples of historic buildings that have been carefully restored.

Interactive Map of Downtown Dallas - UNDER CONSTRUCTION, BUT WORKING!

Below you will find a listing of the buildings to be included within this site.  Updates will be made in order of building height and all small images may be enlarged by clicking them.  Check The Tallest Buildings in Dallas  page for a ranking of the skyscrapers.

I am employed by Halbach-Dietz Architects, with offices in both Dallas and Fort Worth.  If you would like to send additional information, corrections, comments, or have questions, please send e-mail to John Roberts, AIA - Texas Registered Architect #12144, recipient of the 2003 John G. Flowers Award presented by the Texas Society of Architects.  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.  I am always looking at ways to improve this site.   

I am proud to announce that Architecture in Downtown Dallas has brought in an additional photographer to help improve this site.  Justin Terveen is a very creative photographer who has a keen interest in architecture and urban photography.  This website will be used to showcase some of his talents.  The photography work that Justin offers on this site is for sale, as are his services for additional photography work.  Each picture that is taken by Justin will be credited to him.

Skyline from Reunion Tower

Bonus: Uptown Panorama & Looking up at Field & Elm

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Updated Wednesday September 24, 2008 08:37:27 PM:

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Added nighttime Christmas photograph of Neiman Marcus Department Store

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Added nighttime photograph of Trammell Crow Center

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Updated Demolition/Construction photo of Mercantile National Bank Complex

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New photograph of 1900 Elm

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New listing for First United Methodist Church

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Architecturally Significant Buildings:

Key to building designations:

NR - Listed on The National Register of Historic Places
RTHL - Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
D - Designated as a City of Dallas Landmark
(UC) - Under Construction


One Arts Plaza - 1722 Routh St. - 2007 (UC)
211 N. Ervay - 1958
500 S. Ervay - 1910; 1917; remodeled 1960's
1001 Ross - 2004
1505 Elm - 1957; 2004
1525 Main St. - c.1895; restored 2002
1600 Pacific - 1964
1700 Pacific - 1982
1900 Elm - 1926 (NR)
2111 Jackson - c.1920
2121 Main - 1922; 1983
2207 Commerce - c.1910's
2213 Commerce - c.1910's
Adam's Mark Hotel - 400 N. Olive - 1958, 1980, 1998
Adolphus Hotel  - 1321 Commerce St. - 1912; restored 1981 (NR, RTHL, D)
Aristocrat Hotel - 1933 Main St. - 1925 (NR, RTHL, D)
Awalt Building - 208 N. Market St. - 1905
Bank of America Plaza - 901 Main St. - 1985
Belo Building - 400 S. Record St. - 1987
Belo Mansion - 2115 Ross Av. - c.1900 (NR, RTHL)
Bryan Tower - 2001 Bryan - 1973
Burt Building - Patterson & Ervay - 1927
Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe - 2201 Ross Av. - 1902; 2005
 Center City Plaza (formerly the Adolphus Tower) - 1412 Main St. - 1954
JP Morgan Chase Tower - 2200 Ross Av. - 1987
Comerica Bank Tower (formerly Bank One Center) - 1717 Main St. - 1987
Corgan Associates - Ross & Houston - (UC)
Corrigan Tower - 1900 Pacific - 1951
Cumberland Hill School - 1901 N. Akard St. - 1889 (RTHL, D)
Dallas City Hall - 1500 Marilla St. - 1978
Dallas Convention Center - 650 S. Griffin St. - 1957; 1973; 1984; 1994; 2002
Dallas Gas Company - 1915 Wood St. - 1924
Dallas Grand Hotel - 1914 Commerce St. - 1956
Dallas Morning News - 508 Young St.
Dallas Museum of Art - 1717 N. Harwood St. - 1985
Dallas Power & Light - 1506 Commerce St. - 1931
Dallas Power & Light Annex - 1512 Commerce St. - 1904; 1935; addition 1940
Dallas World Aquarium - 1801 N. Griffin St. -
Davis Building - 1309 Main St. - 1925; addition 1931 (D)
El Centro College - 801 Main St. - (NR)
Elm Place - 1401 Elm St. - 1965
Energy Plaza - 1601 Bryan - 1983
Enserch Plaza - 1900 Jackson St. - 1979
Fairmont Hotel - 1717 N. Akard St. - 1968
Ferris Plaza - Houston & Young St. -  1925; 2005
First Baptist Church - Ervay & Patterson - 1890-91 (RTHL)
First Presbyterian Church - 401 S. Harwood St. - 1911-12 (D)
First Presbyterian Church Community Ministries - 1822 Young St. - c.1925
First United Methodist Church - 1928  Ross Av. - 1926
Founders Square - 900 Jackson St. - 1914; 1917; 1923 (NR, RTHL, D)
Fountain Place - 1445 Ross Av. - 1986
Four AT&T Plaza - 311 S. Akard St. - 1948
Gulf States Building - 1415 Main St. - 1927; 1935; restored 2006
Hart Furniture Building - 1933 Elm St. - 1888
Harwood Center (formerly Olympia & York Tower)  - 1999 Bryan - 1982
Hotel Lawrence - 302 S. Houston St. - 1925
Hunt Consolidated Tower - Akard & Woodall Rogers - 2008 (UC)
Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel - 300 Reunion Blvd. - 1978
Interurban Building - 1500 Jackson St. - 1916; restored 2005
Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar - 1520 Main St. - c.1900; 2004
Jackson Street Lofts - 1300 Jackson St. - c. 1930; c.2002
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library - 1515 Young St. - 1982
Juanita Building - 2221-25 Commerce St. - c.1900
Kennedy Memorial - 1970
Kirby Building - 1509 Main St. - 1913 (NR, RTHL, D)
KMPG Centre (formerly Maxus Energy Centre) - 717 N. Harwood St. - 1980
Landmark Center - 1801 N. Lamar St. - 1914; 1922
Lincoln Plaza - 500 N. Akard St. - 1984
Lone Star Gas Co. Building - 301 S. Harwood St. - 1931
The Magnolia Hotel - 1401 Commerce St. - 1923 (NR, RTHL, D)
Magnolia Petroleum Co. Gas Station - 2120 Commerce St. - 1930
Majestic Theater - 1923-25 Elm St. - 1913 (NR, RTHL, D)
Manor House - 1222 Commerce St. - 1966
McDonald's Restaurant - 1000 Commerce St. - 2001
Mercantile National Bank Complex - 1942; 1949; 1958; 1972
Mercantile Commerce Building - 1700 Commerce St. - 1956; 1960's?
Mercantile Continental Building - 1800 Commerce St.
The Metropolis - 511 N. Akard St. - 1957
The Metropolitan - 1200 Main St. - 1973; 2007
M-K-T Railway Office Building - 701 Commerce St. - 1912; 1984
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center - 2301 Flora St. - 1989
Neiman Marcus Department Store - 1 Marcus Square - 1914 & Various Additions (RTHL)
Old Federal Reserve Bank - 400 S. Akard St. (D)
Old Red Courthouse - 100 S. Houston St. - 1893 (NR)
One AT&T Plaza - 208 S. Akard St. - 1984
One Dallas Centre - 350 N. St. Paul - 1979
One Main Place - 1201 Main St. - 1968
Pacific Place - 1910 Pacific - 1983
Paramount Building - 301 N. Market St. -
Plaza of the Americas - 600, 650, & 700 N. Pearl - 1979
Police and Courts Building - 106 S. Harwood St,. - 1912 (RTHL, D)
Renaissance Tower - 1201 Elm St. - 1975, 1986
Republic Center Tower I - 300 N. Ervay St. - 1954
Republic Center Tower II  - 325 N. St. Paul - 1964
Reunion Tower - 300 Reunion Blvd. - 1978
St. Paul Place - 750 N. St. Paul - 1983
San Jacinto Tower - 2121 San Jacinto St. - 1982
Santa Fe Building - 1114 Commerce St. - 1926 (NR, D)
Scottish Rite Cathedral - 500 S. Harwood St. - 1913 (NR, D)
SoCo Urban Lofts/Santa Fe Lofts - 1122 Jackson St. - 1926 (NR, D)
SPG Building - 1530 Main St. - c.1920 (D)
Springhill Suites Hotel - 1907 N. Lamar - 1997
Stone Place Tower (formerly the Praetorian Building) - 1607 Main St. - 1909
Texas School Book Depository - 411 Elm St. - 1901 (NR)
Thanksgiving Square - Block bounded by Bryan, Ervay, & Pacific - 1977
Thanksgiving Tower - 1601 Elm St. - 1982
Third Rail Lofts - 1407 Main St. - 2007 (UC)
Three AT&T Plaza - 308 S. Akard St. - 1927; 1964
Tower Petroleum - Elm & St. Paul - 1931
Trammell Crow Center - 2001 Ross Av. - 1985
Truett Building - St. Paul St. - 1924
Two AT&T Plaza - 1984
Union Station - 400 S. Houston - 1916 (NR, RTHL, D)
Union Tower Complex - 1509 Pacific - 1949, 1959
Univision Center - 2323 Bryan - 1983
U.S. Post Office - 400 N. Ervay - 1930 (D)
Warner Bros. Film Exchange - 508 Park Ave. - 1929
Sara Ellen & Samuel Weisfeld Center - 1508 Cadiz St. - 1912
West Building - 1815 Wood St. - 1966
West End Marketplace - 1911 (NR)
Western Union Building - 2028 Main St. - 1913 (D)
WFAA-TV - 606 Young St. - 1961
Wilson Building - 1623 Main - 1904 (NR)
Wilson Building Annex - 1910
F.W. Woolworth Building - 1520 Elm St. - c.1910; restored 2002

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