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|1201 Elm Street|
Dallas TX United States
|Floor Area||160,814 m²|
| - office|
| - library|
| - restaurant|
| - retail|
| - highrise|
| - truss|
| - postmodern|
| - glass|
| - steel|
| ||Heights|| ||Value||Source / Comments|| |
• Architects: Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, HKS Inc.
• Renovation Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
• Main Tenant: Blockbuster Inc.
• Engineers: Blum Consulting Engineers Inc.
• Constructor: Mosher Steel Company.
• Others: Ellisor & Tanner Inc., Thornton Tomasetti Inc., Henry C. Beck Company, Tractel Ltd. South Central, Trizec Properties Inc., Brookfield Properties Corporation, Winstead Sechrest & Minick PC.
• This was the tallest building in Dallas upon its completion. Decorative roof structures were added in 1986 so that the building would still be considered tall.
• The then InterFirst Plaza went through a $40 million dollar renovation in 1986 (ending in 1991), originally a simple glass box, new glass was added to show off different patterns, 5 stories where added to the top, and 5 decorative towers where added to the rooftop.
• Best known as J.R. Ewing's office in the early seasons for the popular TV Show "Dallas", it was referred to as the "Ewing Oil Building".
• Corporate Headquarters for Blockbuster Inc.
• Previous names include: First International Building (1974 - 1982) InterFirst Plaza (1982 - 1985) InterFirst Two (1985 - 1986) then finally Renaissance Tower (1986 - present).
• The top floor of the Renaissance Tower houses a library with views of the Dallas area.
• The building is lighted during night in a criss-cross patterns. At top the lights makes it resembling a "landing pad" for the "rocket ship" Fountain Place building.
• The decorative spire and turrets were added in 1987, allowing it to be in the world's 100 Tallest for a long time and even the tallest building in Dallas from 1974 to 1985, surpassed after by Bank of America Plaza.
• The building was a centerpiece in the long-running American television show "Dallas".
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