Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Adolphus Tower in downtown Dallas to be remodeled

The owners of a 54-year-old downtown Dallas office building have announced remodeling plans.

The Adolphus Tower at Main and Akard streets is connected to the historic Adolphus Hotel and is just across the street from downtown’s Pegasus Plaza.

The 27-story building is owned by a partnership that includes Vance Miller and Henry S. Miller Commercial.

Miller officials said Wednesday that they plan to upgrade the building with interior and outside improvements and a new marketing campaign.

Plans include a lobby makeover, new signage and upgrades on the exterior along Main.

Miller’s LaWayne Schrader will be heading up the makeover of the building.

“We are overall repositioning the building,” Ms. Schrader said. “We feel that it’s the right time to do this because the central business district is getting a lot of attention now.”

Adolphus Tower was built for $7.5 million in 1954 by Dallas developer Leo Corrigan, who also owned the hotel.

The building – designed by architect Wyatt C. Hedrick - originally had an aluminum and glass exterior which was replaced in the 1980s.

By: Steve Brown