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Chase Bank Tower (Texas Commerce Bank)

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1987, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. 2200 Ross Ave.

The third office high-rise in downtown Dallas by Richard Keating of the SOM Houston office, the fifty-five story bank headquarters has one of the most distinctive top profiles in the city. The curved top, notched like a missing keystone, spans an eight-story void (to relieve wind loads) with a glass curtain wall that contrasts with the stone grid of the tower. A spacious amphitheater-like plaza on Ross Avenue is a larger public space than any in the Arts District itself, and a domed rotunda gestures on axis with the Meyerson Symphony Center (DS37), a block north.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Chase Bank Tower (Texas Commerce Bank)", [Dallas, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 156-157.

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