First on 7th

500 W. 7th St. - 1961

  • First on 7th from Burnett Park
    First on 7th from Burnett Park
  • First on West 7th from the Southwest
    First on 7th from the Southwest


Bank of America Center
First Republic Bank
InterFirst Fort Worth
First of Fort Worth
First National Bank of Fort Worth


This 21 story building, designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill of New York was modeled after the Lever House in New York. It is an excellent example of Modern Architecture and has held up well over time. It was originally built for the First National Bank of Fort Worth who had outgrown their former bank building, constructed in 1910. Through a series of takeovers, the bank eventually downsized. In 2018, the bank relocated to the City Center Towers leaving the bank lobby vacant. On 7th Street, the building is set back from the curb with a large granite paved plaza.  Within the plaza are modern sculptures that were put in place when the building opened.  Behind the plaza is the banking hall with the office tower rising to the rear of the site.  The building has an additional entrance on 6th Street that serves the tower.  A minor entrance on Burnett Street serves the retail on the lower levels and connects into the tunnel that ties into Burnett Plaza.  The design of the facade includes a curtain wall that is set back from the building's structure.  The parking is served by a full block parking garage across 6th Street from the tower.  Neighbor's House Grocery, Buon Giorno Coffeehouse & Roastery, and Guaranty Bank & Trust occupy the ground floor.


Architectural Style:

SOM, New York

Associate Architect:
Preston M. Geren & Associates, Fort Worth

Office Building