The Tower (Fort Worth, Texas) facts for kids
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The Tower, Fort Worth
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|Former names||Block 82 Tower, Bank One Tower, Team Bank Tower, Texas American Bank Tower, Fort Worth National Bank Tower, Fort Worth National Bank Building|
|Address||400 Throckmorton St.|
|Town or city||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Height||488 ft (149 m)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||John C. Portman Jr.|
|Architecture firm||John Portman & Associates International, Inc.|
The Tower (formerly Block 82 Tower) is a 35 floor building in Fort Worth, Texas bound by Taylor Street, Throckmorton Street, West 4th Street, and West 5th Street. At 488 feet (149 meters), it is the fourth tallest building in Fort Worth. When it was completed in 1974, it was the tallest building in Fort Worth until the completion of the Burnett Plaza in 1983. On March 28, 2000, this tower was severely damaged by an F3 tornado; consensus was nearly reached to demolish the tower, but it was instead converted into the tallest residential building in the city.
Public displayed Art at the Tower
In 2019 the artist Donald Martiny created an artwork called Hugin + Munin (named as a reference to Huginn and Muninn in the Lobby of the Tower. The commissioned work is 14 by 17 feet and had to be created directly at the Lobby.
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