One of the last signature skyscrapers in downtown Dallas that hasn’t been remodeled will soon be given a makeover.
Owners of the 50-story Trammell Crow Center on Ross Avenue have hired architect HOK to design the redo of the 30-year-old office tower.
The 1.75 million-square-foot, granite and glass skyscraper is located in the Arts District between Ross and Flora Street.
New York-based JP Morgan Asset Management bought the landmark Dallas tower in 2011.
Since then, most of the other of downtown’s 1980s high-rises have been remodeled or are in the process of being updated.
After interviewing a selection of prominent architects, J. P. Morgan selected HOK, real estate brokers say.
Plans call for a revamp of the lobby areas and reworking the entrances to the office tower, real estate brokers say.
The cruciform shaped main lobby is built with West African Rosewood, polished stone and bronze trim. There’s a circular mezzanine above the ground floor space.
Trammell Crow Center was designed by architect Richard Keating, who also did Chase Tower.
Stream Realty Partners markets the building to tenants.
Most of the recent redos of downtown office towers have lightened up the interiors with brighter materials, added more glass to the lower levels and removed the brass and bronze metal features that were popular in the 1980s.
Renovations have been completed on the Ross Tower, Chase Tower, 2100 Ross Avenue and Plaza of the Americas downtown.
And construction is currently underway at Thanksgiving Tower, 717 N Harwood Street and Bank of America Plaza.
As part of the Trammell Crow Center redo, J.P. Morgan also plans to build a large parking garage, retail space, apartments and a hotel on a vacant block the investor last year purchased across the street on Ross Avenue.
That project – designed by Dallas’ HKS – is expected to start next year.
By: Steve Brown
SOURCE: Dallas Morning News – Biz Beat Blog