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10 tallest buildings that define Fort Worth’s skyline

Check out our breakdown of the town’s tallest buildings to decode Fort Worth’s familiar skyline.

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While the skyline might not be overly tall compared to some cities, it sure is beautiful.

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Fort Worth may not have as famous a skyline as New York or San Francisco, but we sure are fond of it — which is why it hangs out at the top of our newsletter most days. 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.

Bank of America Tower, 301 Commerce St.
Designed by Paul Rudolph in the early 1980s, the City Center office complex includes two fraternal twin pinwheel buildings. The taller of the two stands 547 ft.

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Different from each direction, the FTW skyline has some iconic structures. | Photo by @katebranning

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.

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The Fort Worth Tower is so tall it barely fits in the frame.

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Wells Fargo Tower, 201 Main St.
The fraternal twin of Paul Rudolph’s Bank of America Tower, the Wells Fargo Tower tops out at 477 ft and completes the City Center complex.

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.

Frost Bank Tower, 640 Taylor St.
Completed in 2018, the 25-story building measures 368 ft tall. The tower reflects other downtown buildings and the Texas sunset with large panels of glass.

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 City Hall overlooking the Trinity River.

Deco 969, 969 Commerce St.
Brand new to the skyline, the 302-unit apartment complex has just risen in Fort Worth’s skyline. It topped out at 315 ft and opened in early 2024 with a sky-high pool on the 24th floor.

Kimpton Harper Hotel, 714 Main St.
Built in 1922, the former Transport Life Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places + measures 296 ft tall. Reopened in 2021 as the Kimpton Harper Hotel, you can have a drink in the clouds at the bar on the 24th floor.