Architecture in Fort Worth

777 Main

1982

Formerly:
Carter+Burgess Plaza
UPR Plaza
Continental Plaza

This 40 story building (525 feet) was designed by the Dallas Architectural firm of Jarvis, Putty, Jarvis. The Jarvis Brothers were from a prominent early Fort Worth family. See Jarvis Building. The building is Fort Worth's third tallest. One of the unique features of the structure is that the tower of the building is turned on a 45 degree angle. It also features a number of setbacks to allow light down to the street, similar to buildings in New York City. In order to construct the green glass skyscraper, two of Fort Worth's landmarks were demolished in 1978. They were the "Art Deco" Aviation Building (1930), original headquarters of American Airlines, and the Palace Theater (1908). Originally, this building was constructed as the home of the Continental National Bank, but now it is home to Jacobs (formerly Carter+Burgess). The skyscraper has 1,000,000 square feet of office space and is home of Frost Bank, The Petroleum Club, Fresh Choice Express and Grace. NBC 5-KXAS TV and CBS 11-KTVT have cameras located on top of the building to provide views of the city during their newscasts. The skyscraper is connected by overhead walkways to the Hilton Fort Worth Hotel and to a couple of parking garages.