Redo set for Fort Worth mid-century high-rise

January 3,2019

See full Dallas News article by Steve Brown here.

A downtown Fort Worth landmark is getting a makeover.

The former Bank of America Center tower will be remodeled with the addition of street-level restaurants and retail.

The 21-story, midcentury modern building was built in 1961 and is a project of Red Oak Realty.

Designed by architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Preston M. Geren of Fort Worth, the tower is being renamed First on 7th.

"With the advent of new residential developments on downtown's west end, and the area's increasing popularity as a place to live, work, shop and eat, we think the time is right to bring these amenities to this part of the central business district," Red Oak Realty president Jack Clark said in a statement. "Our plans are based on a sense of responsibility and stewardship for such an architecturally significant building.

"The structure's essential character and design will remain intact, even as we bring it into the 21st century."

The project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2019.

Work will start immediately on improved landscaping for the building's plaza, which is next to downtown Fort Worth's Burnett Park.

Location Mentioned: First on 7th