The Fort Worth National Bank building (subsequently named the Texas American Bank and Bank One building), when it was built in 1974, was Fort Worth’s tallest building. Its grandeur and elegance were the first of its kind in the city, and stood as a beautiful beacon along Fort Worth’s skyline.
An F3 tornado ripped through downtown Fort Worth on March 28, 2000 and took 90 percent of the windows of the Bank One Building with it.
The striking, octagonal-shaped building was heavily damaged and, on February 26, 2001, was closed to the public for extensive renovation and asbestos removal. Costs soon began to skyrocket and the renovation process was halted. As a result, the beautiful high-rise stood boarded up and vacant for well over a year.
From 2004 to 2004, the building’s development and future stood in question, and many developers and city officials considered demolition as an answer to the building’s problems.
Luckily, however, the building was spared demolition by Tony Landrum of TLC Realty in 2004, and a complete renovation process took place. The renovation of the newly named The Tower was completed in 2005, ahead of schedule.
The Tower is now restored to its original grandeur and holds the title of the fifth largest building in Fort Worth. It enjoys a convenient location in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, and is just minutes from more than 80 local restaurants, and is just minutes from many of Fort Worth’s Fortune 500 headquarters.
The Tower Amenities and Features
This upscale, high-rise condominium building features such fine amenities and services as a sundeck and expansive swimming pool, a hot tub, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a large party room and a lobby library. It also offers reserved, secured parking and plenty of storage for its residents.
Some of the superb features found throughout the residences of The Tower include maple cabinetry, granite countertops, 10-foot ceilings, private balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, walk-in closets and, of course, unsurpassed views of the beautiful downtown and Sundance Square areas of Fort Worth.