Architecture in Fort Worth

 

 

 

 

Burnett Plaza

801 Cherry Street - 1983

 

This 40 story, 1,024,627 square foot building is the tallest in Fort Worth at 567 feet and is the city's largest office building. it was constructed on the site of the Medical Arts Building, by Wyatt C. Hedrick. It was designed by Sikes, Jennings, & Kelly Architects from Houston, Texas and Geren Associates from Fort Worth. The building has two distinct facades. The eastern side, facing Burnett Park, resembles the 500 West 7th Building. The western facade features the elevator core of the building as a design element. The First National Bank of Fort Worth planned this building to be their headquarters, but due to changes in the economy and bank takeovers in the early 1980's, the bank never moved into it.  In order to construct this skyscraper, the Medical Arts Building, an 18 story early Fort Worth landmark skyscraper, was demolished. KDFW-TV (Fox 4) and WFAA- TV (Channel 8, ABC) have cameras located on top of the building to show views of the city during their newscasts.  Alonti Deli is in operation on the retail level of the building located in the basement.

 

 

Historic Photos from the Jack White Collection, University of Texas at Arlington:
Medical Arts Building and Burnett Park - 1942

Implosion of the Medical Arts Building - 1973

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East Side
East Side of Burnett Plaza

West Side

West Side of Burnett Plaza

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