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Fountain
Fountain
Place is a 60-story late-modernist skyscraper in downtown Dallas, Texas. Standing at a structural height of 720 ft (220 m), it is the fifth-tallest building in Dallas, and the 15th-tallest in Texas.

Contents

1 Design 2 History 3 Tenants 4 In popular culture 5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Design[edit]

Fountain
Fountain
Place as viewed from Reunion Tower
Reunion Tower
in August 2015

Original plans for the project called for twin towers, with the second tower rotated 90 degrees from the original, to be built on an adjacent block, but with the collapse of the Texas
Texas
oil, banking and real estate industry and the savings and loan scandal of in the 1980s, the project was never completed. The building was designed by the award winning architects Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, with Henry N. Cobb
Henry N. Cobb
as design partner, and was completed in 1986. The building gets its name from the array of 172 dancing fountains in the plaza at its base with a fully automated water show as the centerpiece. The fountains were an extreme undertaking and the first concept of their kind on such a large scale[citation needed]. WET Design company was brought in to facilitate the project; it was the company's first major project since the founders left Disney to team up. WET collaborated with the firm of I. M. Pei
I. M. Pei
as well as landscape architects Dan Kiley
Dan Kiley
and Peter Ker Walker to create the waterscape of Fountain
Fountain
Place (at Allied Bank Tower) in Dallas, Texas. The project showed the first use of WET's patented open-jointed paving in a fountain where shots of water appear from the openings in the plaza's surface. After completion of Fountain
Fountain
Place, WET went on to design other notable fountains such as the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas and The Dubai Fountain. The building is known for its unique architecture—it was designed as a large, multi-faceted prism. Its various slanted sides cause the building to have a completely different profile from all directions. History[edit] At the time of its opening it was the second tallest building in the city behind Bank of America. However, upon completion of Comerica Bank Tower and Chase Tower it fell to fourth. Renaissance Tower then added an antenna spire atop of its roof to vault itself back into skyline notoriety and supplant Fountain
Fountain
Place to fifth tallest. On September 24, 2009 the FBI arrested 19-year-old Hosam Maher Husein Smadi of Jordan
Jordan
for an alleged attempt to bomb the skyscraper. Smadi was living and working in Italy, Texas, and had been under FBI investigation for some time.[5] Tenants[edit] Fountain
Fountain
Place is the headquarters of Tenet Healthcare. Tenet Healthcare announced in 2008 that it was moving from the northern suburban areas of Dallas
Dallas
to Fountain
Fountain
Place due to high gasoline prices and the revitalization of downtown Dallas. Trevor Fetter, the company's then president and chief executive, credited the Dallas
Dallas
Area Rapid Transit light rail and the concept of an urban location for his decision to move to Downtown Dallas. Fountain
Fountain
Place contains many financial institutions and offices including Wells Fargo. Originally cited as First Interstate Tower or Allied Bank Tower, it was after the 1988 merger of Wells Fargo that the building became known as Fountain
Fountain
Place, becoming the only major skyscraper in Dallas
Dallas
not to lend its name to the occupying bank. Fountain
Fountain
Place also serves as Region 6 headquarters for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Hunt Oil operated out of Fountain
Fountain
Place until they built new headquarters across the street in 2007. In popular culture[edit] In seasons 10–14 of Dallas, exterior shots of the building were used for the offices of Bobby Ewing's Petro Group Dallas, which later became Ewing Oil. The building's dancing fountains were used for scenes in the movie Blank Check. Exterior shots of the building are seen in the USA Network
USA Network
TV series Queen of the South. See also[edit]

Dallas
Dallas
portal List of tallest buildings in Dallas Tallest buildings in Texas List of tallest buildings in the United States

References[edit]

^ Fountain
Fountain
Place at Emporis ^ Fountain
Fountain
Place at Glass Steel and Stone ^ " Fountain
Fountain
Place". SkyscraperPage.  ^ Fountain
Fountain
Place at Structurae ^ Jason Trahan; Todd J. Gillman; Scott Goldstein (26 September 2009). " Dallas
Dallas
Bomb Plot Suspect Told Landlord He Was Moving Out". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 

Further reading[edit]

Dupré, Judith (2008). Skyscrapers (second ed.). New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc. pp. 92–93. ISBN 1-57912-787-8. 

External links[edit]

Fountain
Fountain
Place official website Fountain
Fountain
Place - Architecture in Downtown Dallas Fountain
Fountain
Place - Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

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Downtown Dallas

Only items within the "Loop" are listed.

Areas

Arts District City Center District Convention Center District Farmers Market District

Harwood Historic District

Government District Main Street District Reunion District West End Historic District Dallas
Dallas
Downtown Historic District

Education

Primary & Secondary Schools

Dallas
Dallas
Independent School District

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Lassiter Early College Pegasus School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

First Baptist Academy of Dallas

Other education

Dallas
Dallas
County Community College District (El Centro College) Dallas
Dallas
Public Library

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library

Universities Center at Dallas

Skyscrapers and complexes

100 North Central Expressway 1600 Pacific Tower 2100 Ross Avenue 1700 Pacific Adolphus Hotel Bank of America Plaza Bryan Tower Chase Tower Comerica Bank Tower Corrigan Tower Dallas
Dallas
Hilton Davis Building Elm Place Energy Plaza Fountain
Fountain
Place Hyatt Regency Dallas The Joule Hotel Kirby Building KPMG Centre Magnolia Hotel Mercantile Commerce Building Mercantile Continental Building Mercantile National Bank Building Omni Dallas
Dallas
Hotel One Dallas
Dallas
Center One Main Place Pacific Place Plaza of the Americas Praetorian Building Renaissance Tower Republic Center Reunion Tower Ross Tower Santa Fe Terminal Complex Sheraton Dallas
Dallas
Hotel Thanksgiving Tower Tower Petroleum Building Trammell Crow Center

Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art

Whitacre Tower

Parks

Belo Garden Park Main Street Garden Park Pegasus Plaza Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park Thanks-Giving Square Klyde Warren Park

Religious buildings

Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe Fellowship Church First Baptist Church First Presbyterian Church of Dallas First United Methodist Church St. Paul United Methodist Church

Other landmarks

AT&T Performing Arts Center

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House Annette Strauss Square

Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse Dallas
Dallas
City Hall Dallas
Dallas
City Performance Hall Dallas
Dallas
County Courthouse (Old Red) Dallas
Dallas
Farmers Market Dallas
Dallas
Holocaust Museum/Center for Education & Tolerance Dallas
Dallas
Municipal Building Dallas
Dallas
Museum of Art Dallas
Dallas
Pedestrian Network Dallas
Dallas
Scottish Rite Temple Dallas
Dallas
World Aquarium Dealey Plaza Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Majestic Theatre Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Nasher Sculpture Center Neiman Marcus Building Old Dallas
Dallas
Central Library Pioneer Plaza Pioneer Park Cemetery Sanger Harris Building ( Dallas
Dallas
Area Rapid Transit) Texas
Texas
School Book Depository ( Dallas
Dallas
County Administration Building)

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Thanks-Giving Square Titche-Goettinger Building Wilson Building Reunion Arena (demolished)

DART Light Rail
DART Light Rail
stations

Akard Convention Center Pearl/Arts District St. Paul Union Station West End/West Transfer Center

This list is incomplete.

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Skyscrapers in Dallas

Current

Bank of America Plaza Renaissance Tower Comerica Bank Tower Chase Tower Fountain
Fountain
Place Trammell Crow Center 1700 Pacific
1700 Pacific
Avenue Thanksgiving Tower Energy Plaza Elm Place Gables Republic Tower Republic Center
Republic Center
Tower II Whitacre Tower Ross Tower Tower at Cityplace Reunion Tower Sheraton Dallas
Dallas
Hotel Mercantile National Bank Building Bryan Tower Magnolia Hotel Harwood Center 717 Harwood 2100 Ross Avenue Renaissance Dallas
Dallas
Hotel One Dallas
Dallas
Center One Main Place 1600 Pacific Tower Omni Dallas
Dallas
Hotel The Mondrian Adolphus Hotel Davis Building Kirby Building Tower Petroleum Building Corrigan Tower Praetorian Building Plaza of the Americas Pacific Place The Crescent

See also

List of tallest b

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