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Burnett Plaza
Burnett Plaza building, west side.jpg
Burnett Plaza building, west side
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Architectural style Brutalism
Address 801 Cherry Street
Town or city Fort Worth, Texas
Construction started 1981
Completed 1983
Height 567 ft (173 m)
Design and construction
Architect Preston M. Geren & Associates; Sikes, Jennings & Kelly
Structural engineer Walter P. Moore
Main contractor The Beck Group

Burnett Plaza is a building located in Fort Worth, Texas. At 567 feet (173 meters), it is the tallest building in Fort Worth.


The building has 40 floors. It was completed in 1983. It is surrounded by Cherry Street, West 10th Street, and West 7th Street. It stands on the former site of the Medical Arts Building, which was demolished to make way for this building. A cluster of elevator shafts is exposed on the west facade, each shaft stopping at a different height. The building stands at the western end of a block-size plaza with extensive landscaping arranged in a dense pattern criss-crossed by diagonals. The north side of the plaza features the 50-foot "Man With a Briefcase" sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky, an aluminum slab with the outline of a giant businessman cut out of the center.

The building is also Fort Worth's largest office tower. It is home to the headquarters of the Burnett Oil Company owned by Anne Windfohr Marion. In March 1997, Haynes and Boone moved its headquarters and 1,000 employees out of Burnett Plaza.

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