Thursday, June 18, 2009

Southland Center & Sheraton Hotel



Circa 1972

When I was a kid the Southland Life Building was the tallest building in Dallas. A trip downtown for us usually included a ride on the elevator to the observation deck, either the top story or next one down. According to this postcard the 49-story structure was also the tallest office building west of the Mississippi.

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  1. That building is currently empty. Once Bank of America pulled out of the lobby, that was pretty much the end.

    I feel bad for Ken's Cookery (best sandwiches in town) and it was a good opening to the tunnel system.

    When I worked at One Main Place, I'd stand on the north side of the building for smoke breaks. There was a window on the 29th floor of Elm Place that shuddered (but only during warm months). Now that the building is empty, I'll never find out what that was.

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  2. Lolotehe, you have the wrong building. This building is now the Sheraton Dallas Hotel and it is not empty. I think you are talking about Elm Place, the former First National Bank Building. That one is across the street from One Main Place. This is far away down Pacific.

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