One Main Place (Dallas)

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One Main Place
Dallas One Main Place.jpg
One Main Place in 2006
One Main Place is located in Texas
One Main Place
One Main Place
One Main Place is located in the United States
One Main Place
One Main Place
General information
TypeOffice Building/Hotel
Architectural styleModern Movement: International Style, New Formalism
Address1201 Main Street,
Dallas, Texas
CountryUnited States
Coordinates32°46′50″N 96°48′08″W / 32.780461°N 96.802097°W / 32.780461; -96.802097Coordinates: 32°46′50″N 96°48′08″W / 32.780461°N 96.802097°W / 32.780461; -96.802097
Construction started1964 (1964)
Completed1968 (1968)
Roof445 ft (136 m)
Technical details
Floor count33
Grounds2.4 acres (0.97 ha)
Design and construction
Architecture firmSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
DeveloperOne Main Place Corporation
Structural engineerWalter P. Moore [1]
Other designersGordon Bunshaft
Main contractorHarwood K. Smith and Partners
One Main
One Main Place
NRHP reference #15000245[2]
DLMK #H/150
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 15, 2015
Designated DLMKJuly 1, 2017[3]

One Main Place is a mixed-use skyscraper hotel and office building at 1201 Main Street in Dallas, Texas. The building rises 445 feet (136 meters). It contains 33 above-ground floors, and was completed in 1968. One Main Place currently stands as the 27th-tallest building in the city. The architectural firm who designed the building was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, who also designed the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center in Chicago and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Gordon Bunshaft was the lead designer of One Main Place and a few of his notable buildings include Lever House in New York, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.

Originally conceived in the 1950s by the Dallas Texas Corporation to become Dallas's first Superblock, the building's 30,000 SF footprint occupies only a third of the 2.4 acre property, almost a full city block. To the east and west of the property, recessed plazas provided tenants with access to the exterior without the intrusion of automobiles. The 1.1 Million SF building includes five sub-surface levels tied to the Dallas Pedestrian Network and a 700-space parking garage. Excavation work on the project began in 1965 and construction was completed in 1968. Following completion, One Main was immediately sold to Equitable Life Insurance Company. Subsequent owners included RREEF and RAK Group. Today, New Orleans-based KFK Group owns the building known as "One Main".

In 2015, a large portion of the building was converted to a hotel, The Westin Dallas Downtown. Opened in December 2015, the hotel has an entrance on the ground floor while the second floor of the building houses the hotel's public rooms, with the lobby in the former banking hall, as well as a restaurant and a bar. The third floor houses convention facilities.[4] The top ten floors of the building have been converted to hotel rooms, leaving nineteen floors of offices. The 32nd floor houses a pool and the Westin Workout Studio overlooking Main Street.[5]

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  1. ^ "One Main Place". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  2. ^ Staff (May 22, 2015). "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 5/11/15 through 5/15/15". National Park Service. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Larry E. Casto (July 1, 2017). "Ordinance No. 30527" (PDF). City of Dallas. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
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