Round Skyscraper by Famed Architect Would Remake Dallas' Skyline

Dallas' skyline could be in for big changes thanks to one of the world's top architects.Sir Norman Foster - the legendary British architect who's firm has designed some of the world's most compelling skyscrapers - is working on a tower for downtown Dallas.Developer H. Ross Perot Jr.'s Hillwood real estate firm has hired London-based Foster + Partners to create concept plans for an almost 70-story tower on the north edge of downtown.The soaring glass and steel high-rise would sit just across Woodall Rodgers Freeway from the Perot Museum.Artist's renderings of the building on display in the Perot family's new Dallas headquarters show a round building with three atrium areas and a lighted top.The tower would be constructed on the former Bank of America site at Field and Woodall Street, which Hillwood recently cleared for future construction."We have a million square foot tower planned," said Perot. "We have the rough renderings and this is what we want to build."With Sir Norman Foster as the architect, it's fabulous."Hillwood is already show the plans to prospective office tenants.If the project moves ahead, it would be the tallest tower built in Dallas in more than three decades.Foster's iconic structures have transformed great cities around the globe.  Continue reading...

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