Ah, the Dallas skyline. One of the most recognizable skylines in the country, if for no other reason than Reunion Tower and the giant ball of light thereon.
But did you know that Reunion Tower is actually not the tallest building in the city? It’s not even in the top five. Which buildings overshadow Big D’s most notable architectural landmark?
1. Fountain Place
Arguably the most beautiful skyscraper in town, Fountain Place is Dallas’ fifth-tallest building, and the 106th-tallest in the United States. This is the slivery-blue skyscraper that twists like a glimmering, 62-story ice cream cone. It measures 720 feet tall and features a dazzling, walk-through falling-water garden at its base.
2. JPMorganChase Tower
At 738 feet and 55 floors, this tower of financial power is the fourth-tallest building in Dallas. It also is the 91st-tallest in the United States. Built in 1987, this building is known for its curved glass top and a seven-story hole in the top-center that gives it its more common nickname: The Keyhole Building.
3. Comerica Bank Tower
Originally known as Momentum Place, the tower was built as the new headquarters of MCorp Bank in 1987. The building stands 787 feet (60 floors) tall and is the 52nd-tallest in the country. It also is a main hub in the Dallas Pedestrian Network and features retail spaces underground.
4. Renaissance Tower
Renaissance Tower, at 886 feet, is the runner-up for Dallas’ tallest building. It is the 25th-tallest in the U.S. and 143rd-tallest in the world. Originally constructed in 1974 to a height of 710 feet, this building would actually be the city’s fifth-tallest skyscraper if not for the addition of rooftop spires added in 1987, bringing it’s bottom-to-top measurement just shy of the city’s tallest.
5. Bank of America Tower
The tallest structure in the city, Bank of America Tower has loomed over all other buildings in town since 1985. It is the third-tallest building in Texas, 22nd-tallest in the U.S., and 123rd-tallest in the world. It measures 921 feet and 72 stories.