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.

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LOCATION
Address: 200-298 Commerce Street
City: Fort Worth
State: Texas
Zip Code: 76102
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 32.75615, -97.33123

STATUS
Type: Office
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1978-1981
Site Area:
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
Building Cost:

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client: Bass Brothers Enterprises; City Center Incorporated
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: 3D/International, Inc.
Interior Design: Halbach-Dietz Architects
Landscape:
Structural: CBM Engineers, Inc.
MEP:
QS/PM:

SUPPLIERS
Contractor:
Subcontractor(s):

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

LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION
City Center Towers Complex on Wikipedia
Wells Fargo Tower on Wikipedia
Wells Fargo Tower on Emporis
D.R. Horton Tower on Wikipedia
D.R. Horton Tower on Emporis

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PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
de Alba, Roberto. (2003). Paul Rudolph: The Late Work. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.