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View Poll Results: Bank One Center, Dallas
10 21 10.24%
9.5 4 1.95%
9 21 10.24%
8.5 17 8.29%
8 47 22.93%
7.5 18 8.78%
7 32 15.61%
6.5 7 3.41%
6 11 5.37%
5.5 4 1.95%
5 6 2.93%
4.5 3 1.46%
4 6 2.93%
3.5 2 0.98%
3 or less 6 2.93%
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Old November 29th, 2002, 06:25 PM   #1
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#168 l Bank One Center l DALLAS l 240m l 60fl

Bank One Center
Dallas, USA


HEIGHT: 240m/787 feet
FLOORS: 60 floors
COMPLETION: 1987
ARCHITECT: Harwood K. Smith & Partners/ Johnson Burgee Architects

This striking granite and glass skyscraper has setbacks topped with vaulted shapes at the upper area of the tower, giving it a tapered appearance. The top of the tower is crowned with a cross vault similar to the base of the building's main entrance to the banking hall pavilion. The bank hall features a fascinating viewpoint with its' vaulted skylight. From the cross vault main entrance to the bank, you walk through a 55-foot granite arch into the atrium, across a bridge overlooking the bank-trading floor below.













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Old December 2nd, 2002, 10:51 PM   #2
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Don't really like the base but the rest of the building's great.

8/10
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Old December 2nd, 2002, 10:55 PM   #3
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btw was the base a pre-existing building with the tower built on top?
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Old December 2nd, 2002, 11:47 PM   #4
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No, the base wasn't pre-existing. The base does happen to be a five-story banking hall.
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Old December 3rd, 2002, 03:21 AM   #5
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I love how the building has a huge sheet of glass running up the centre of the building on all sides.

Very clean look, the shape is okay, but not as good as the facade.

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Old December 3rd, 2002, 04:58 AM   #6
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It's a great building, and it has some cool features, but the one thing I never liked was the design inside the large arches, as seen below...


I think it should look different, personally. It always looked like those "cement brick" walls from the '60s and '70s. But that's just me.
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Old December 3rd, 2002, 11:21 AM   #7
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with that base, it looks like two buildings stacked on top of each other... but a damn fine building! 9
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Old December 3rd, 2002, 12:40 PM   #8
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I kinda like it esp. from the 2nd and 3rd pics...8/10
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Old December 3rd, 2002, 01:46 PM   #9
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I've always like the design of this one. 8/10
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Old December 3rd, 2002, 10:06 PM   #10
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it's cool. looks ok

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Old December 3rd, 2002, 10:39 PM   #11
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i dunno .. . i think it looks better from farther away .. the base does kind of spoil the design .. . 6/10
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Old December 4th, 2002, 06:13 PM   #12
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8/10

Weird and elegant at the same time. I love the huge vertical glass element.
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Old December 5th, 2002, 08:05 AM   #13
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It was designed to look old-school from the beginning. The ad
that ran in the papers in the mid-eighties stated the building was
being built on Texas Wall Street.

The top is copper which was treated with chemicals back in the 1980's to
'turn' the copper much sooner than with natural weather elements.
The 'greening' of the top of the building happened within the first year,
to avoid the unsightly slow and moderate changing that takes years.
Thus, making it look older - sooner.

Another photo of the imposing base:

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Old December 5th, 2002, 09:04 AM   #14
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Looks a little wierd.
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Old December 5th, 2002, 10:27 AM   #15
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in a good way or a bad way?
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Old December 5th, 2002, 04:05 PM   #16
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You can definitely tell that Johnson had a hand in designing it. There seem to be some references to the work of Louis Sullivan in the design IMO...

This building happens to be one of my favorite towers in Dallas for a wierd reason. When I was in high school, I "designed" a tower very similar to this without having ever seen this building. So when I did see it, I naturally liked it...

8.0/10
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Old December 5th, 2002, 07:54 PM   #17
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8/10 - I like the broad strips of glass racing up the facade, and the way the entire facade dances with the light. And the romanesque detailing of the base blends in well with the rest of the tower, helped by the repeated arches.
But the tower is too chunky, broadside on - it needs some deeper setbacks to help its height. If it were slimmer, maybe the arch-shaped crown wouldn't look quite so awkward.
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Old December 5th, 2002, 11:30 PM   #18
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8/10

looks really grand and imposing from the bottom, but not as nice from far... i quite like...
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Old December 5th, 2002, 11:44 PM   #19
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very nice indeed

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Old December 6th, 2002, 10:43 PM   #20
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I agree with UrbanLandscape for the exact same reason! I really don't like those 60sish lookin brick things... not my taste at all.

The building facade is nice, and the center window running up the height is also quite nice.

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