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Tess Luthman

Tess Luthman

Los Angeles, CA, US

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TEXAS COMMERCE BANK TOWER, RETAIL PAVILION AND PIAZZA

The 55 Story Texas Commerce Tower (renamed later as Chase Tower). 

Chase Tower is a 225 m (738 ft), 55-story postmodern skyscraper at 2200 Ross Avenue in the City Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas. Although it is the fourth tallest skyscraper in the city, if one were to exclude antennas and spires, it would be the third. It is also the 12th tallest building in Texas. The building was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with Tess Shine (Luthman) as the Associate and Senior Designer working with Richard Keating, Partner in Charge, and was completed in 1987.

This building is known for its unique architecture which includes a curved glass top and a 7-story hole in the center of the building near the top.

The Jack Mitchell, Inc. Edsel automobile dealership was located on this building's site in 1957.Hines REIT bought the building in 2007 naming Hines Interests Limited Partnership the property manager.

Deloitte LLP has an office in the tower which had 950 employees in late 2009. In early 2009 Deloitte announced that it planned to consolidate its Downtown operations and its operations in Irving, Texas. Initially, there would have been a multi-million dollar advantage to Deloitte if it moved to Irving. The City of Dallas proposed an economic grant to Deloitte if it decided to stay in Downtown Dallas. Therefore, Deloitte agreed to extent its lease in the tower for fifteen years, beginning in 2011. Deloitte will have at least 1,111 employees in the JPMorgan Chase Tower.

The 56,000 Square Ft. Plaza was the largest open urban space in downtown Dallas.  Trammell Crow Company was committed to creating a unique place for people to congregate and celebrate the Arts.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Dallas, TX, US

 

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