Dallas is home to a mixture of architectural styles that includes post-modern, Beaux Arts, Gothic Revival, and Romanesque. Whether you’re driving around the city or biking through downtown, here’s a list of the most impressive buildings in Dallas that will have you saying, “Whoa.”
The Chase Tower is a 55-story skyscraper and office building in downtown Dallas with an impressive exterior. Completed in 1987, the building has an opening that sits between the 43rd and 50th stories. The window is 27 feet wide, and is right above what is known as the Sky Lobby, a spot where visitors can enjoy unsurpassed views of the Dallas Arts District. The barrel-style glass roof of the Chase Tower stands out among other skyscrapers, as does the Rotunda, a post-modern dome that sits right in front of the tower and is a corporate fitness facility for the Chase Tower.
Bank of America Plaza holds a lot of bragging rights. At 72 stories tall, it’s the tallest skyscraper in Dallas and the third tallest in Texas. The clean lines, reflective surface, and great views from the top floors make it even more appealing. However, it’s the fact that the building lights up every night in LED green light, that makes the Bank of America Plaza one of the most beloved buildings in Dallas. Though the light changes at times to blue or purple, for Dallas locals and visitors, the “green building” is always a beacon of light.
For a state that seems to have a church on every corner, the Cathedral Santuario de la Virgen de Guadalupe is pretty impressive among the building landscape of Dallas. Set in downtown Dallas, Cathedral Guadalupe (as it’s also referred to), dates to 1902 and features a High Victorian Gothic designed by Nicholas J. Clayton. Today, the cathedral is the second busiest Catholic church in the U.S.