Skyline of Dallas
This list of tallest buildings in Dallas ranks skyscrapers in the city of Dallas, Texas by height. The tallest building in Dallas is currently the 72-story Bank of America Plaza, which rises 921 feet (281 meters) in Downtown Dallas. It is currently the 20th-tallest building in the United States, and the 3rd-tallest building in Texas. Another famous Dallas skyscraper is the Renaissance Tower, which stands as the 2nd-tallest building in the city and the 5th-tallest in the state.
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, the Southwestern United States and sometimes the entire Western United States. Dallas went through a construction boom in the 1970s and 1980s, resulting in the construction of over 20 skyscrapers, including the Bank of America Plaza and the Renaissance Tower. This boom ended in the late 1980s. 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 high-rise construction projects. The city is currently going through a second building boom, with 9 new skyscrapers planned to rise over 300 feet (91 m) proposed, approved, or under construction in the city. Dallas is the site of 19 skyscrapers at least 492 feet (150 m) tall. Overall, the skyline of Dallas is ranked (based upon existing and under construction buildings over 492 feet (150 m) second in the South Central United States (after Houston) and sixth in the United States, after New York City, Chicago, Miami, Houston, and Los Angeles.[A]
Over the past few years, there have been many skyscrapers proposed for construction in Dallas. The tallest building currently under construction in the city is the Victory Tower, which will likely stand as the tallest building in the new Victory Park neighborhood. The building is planned to rise 650 feet (198 m). The Museum Tower is the tallest building proposed for the city, planned to rise 560 feet (171 m) in the Arts District. It would stand as the 2nd-tallest all-residential skyscraper in the city if constructed.
The Bank of America Plaza currently stands as the tallest building in Dallas
The Renaissance Tower , the 2nd-tallest building in the city
This list ranks Dallas skyscrapers that stand at least 400 feet (122 m) tall, 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.
Tallest under construction and proposed
This lists skyscrapers that are proposed or under construction in Dallas and are planned to rise at least 400 ft (122 m), but are not yet completed structures. The rank that each building would hold if it were completed is listed. However, its rank is not dependent on any other buildings that are not currently completed.
* Table entry without text indicates that information regarding building height has not yet been released.
Timeline of tallest buildings
The Praetorian Building , which stood as the tallest building in the city from 1909 until 1912
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. 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. However, depending on one’s definition of “the West”, this title could also go to the 1885 Lumber Exchange Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota.