Welcome to the Archives of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The purpose of this online database is to function as a tool for scholars, students, architects, preservationists, journalists and other interested parties. The archive consists of photographs, slides, articles and publications from Rudolph’s lifetime; physical drawings and models; personal photos and memorabilia; and contemporary photographs and articles.
Unless otherwise noted, all images and drawings are copyright © The Estate of Paul Rudolph and The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation to get permission to use any drawings or photos. Drawings, sketches and other materials produced by Rudolph’s architectural office at the Library of Congress are maintained there for preservation, but the intellectual property rights belong to the Paul Rudolph Estate and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.
Address: 200-298 Commerce Street
City: Fort Worth
Zip Code: 76102
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 32.75615, -97.33123
Floor Area: Tower I - 720,000 s.f.; Tower II - 900,000 s.f.
Height: Tower I - 476.51 ft. (145 m); Tower II - 546.75 ft. (167 m)
Floors (Above Ground): Tower I - 33; Tower II - 38
Client: Bass Brothers Enterprises; City Center Incorporated
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: 3D/International, Inc.
Interior Design: Halbach-Dietz Architects
Structural: CBM Engineers, Inc.
City Center Towers Complex
The project consists of two towers that are of different heights and similar pinwheel plan and construction details.
The project includes a multi-level parking garage (1,000 car capacity) that spans over two blocks and is connected to the base of each tower by an enclosed skywalk.
The taller tower, City Center II - is known as the Bank of America Tower. It was formerly known as the D.R. Horton Tower, when the home construction company’s headquarters were located in it.
The shorter tower, City Center I - is known as the Wells Fargo Tower and also as the Chase Texas Tower.
Construction was completed in 1983
City Center II is the second tallest building in Fort Worth, and City Center I is the fifth tallest building. When the construction of City Center I was completed in 1982, the building became the tallest tower in Fort Worth until it was superseded in 1983 by Burnett Plaza.
DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings
DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings
DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings
PHOTOS - Project Model
PHOTOS - During Construction
PHOTOS - Completed Project
PHOTOS - Current Conditions
de Alba, Roberto. (2003). Paul Rudolph: The Late Work. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.