Fort Worth may not have the most famous skyline like New York or San Francisco, but we sure are fond of it — which is why it hangs out at the top of our newsletter every day. We’re breaking down some of the signature highlights that make downtown recognizable.
Burnett Plaza, 801 Cherry St.
The tallest building in the city at 567 ft, the office building is also known as the First United Tower. The Brutalist structure was designed by Sikes, Jennings & Kelly in 1983.
City Center Towers Complex, 301 Commerce St. + 201 Main St.
Designed by Paul Rudolph in the early 1980s, the office complex includes two fraternal twin pinwheel buildings. The Bank of America Tower stands 547 ft, while the Wells Fargo Tower tops out at 477 ft.
Carter + Burgess Plaza, 777 Main St.
The 525-ft glass tower was built in 1983 on the former site of the Aviation Building. It has also been known as the Continental Plaza and the UPR Plaza.
Fort Worth Tower, 500 Throckmorton St.
Built in 1974 by John C. Portman Jr., “The Tower” was damaged in a 2000 F3 tornado that blew out 80% of its windows. Repaired and reopened, the 488-ft residential complex has 300 condominiums.
Omni Hotel Fort Worth, 1300 Houston St.
The tallest building built downtown this century, the Omni’s 447 ft glazed facade and sharp balconies are easily identifiable from surrounding freeways. The hotel’s outline will have a lot more to see in a few years.
Pier 1 Imports Building, 100 Energy Way
With its iconic V-shaped top, the former Pier 1 headquarters was purchased by the city in 2021. The 324-ft structure will soon be the New City Hall overlooking the Trinity River.