Landmark Tower to Uptown by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Tower to Uptown

Tower to UptownMcKinney & Olive will bring a landmark tower to Uptown, the premier business and residential district of Dallas. In addition to an elegant 20-story office tower, this mixed-used development includes a two-level retail podium, a new street-level park, and a new parking structure that will also include an elevated green space.
Tower to UptownLocated at a prime intersection, the development is just block away from the new Woodall Rogers Park and the growing Dallas Arts District. The glassy tower slopes outward over the shops and restaurants at its base, gradually becoming larger toward the top.
Tower to UptownAt the corner of McKinney and Olive streets, the gently curved façade folds inward to soften the form. At the tower top, the northeast and southwest corners are pulled taller to emphasize the building’s height. The development will add to Uptown’s vibrant street life. The undulating glass retail façade is set back from the street to accommodate a new park.
Tower to UptownThe shops at its edge will bring energy and activity to this new green space, which will become a destination for office workers and shoppers and a place for special events. The park will also create a grand entrance to both the shops and the office tower. At the northern edge of the park is a paved forecourt with a valet parking dropoff and an entrance to below-grade parking.
Tower to UptownAdjacent to the tower is the parking structure, clad with rippling perforated stainless steel panels at the upper levels. The parking structure will include a rooftop garden for tenants. An athletic facility and conference facility will open onto the garden, a distinctive amenity for Uptown’s new favored business address.
Tower to UptownLocation: Dallas, TX, USA
Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Area: 585,000 square feet / 54,000 square meters
Year: 2015

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