One Downtown Dallas Tower Outshines All the Rest on the Skyline

This week when I wrote about downtown Dallas' tallest skyscrapers one landmark was missing from my list.The Reunion Tower technically isn't a skyscraper, but you can't argue about the lasting impact it's had on Dallas' skyline.The observation tower doesn't house hundreds of office workers or condo residents like other downtown high-rises.But it's one of the most recognizable and popular buildings downtown. The tower is sure hard to miss with its nightly light show and revolving restaurant up top.At 566 feet tall, Reunion Tower is about the same height as the new Museum Tower condo building on downtown's north side.In February, Reunion Tower will celebrate its 40th anniversary.The idea for the project goes all the way back to the 1960s. That's when Seattle caught everyone's attention with its signature Space Needle for the 1962 World's Fair. In 1968 San Antonio followed suit with its own observation tower for the Hemisfair.Soon Dallas officials were proposing their own tower -- first at Fair Park and then downtown.  Continue reading...

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