Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Downtown Dallas' tallest office tower in more than a decade heading toward opening

The lower floors of 1900 Pearl with the parking garage haven't been closed in yet.(Steve Brown)

The 14th floor lounge area of 1900 Pearl includes an outside terrace.(HKS/:Lincoln  Property)

Downtown Dallas' tallest office tower in more than a decade is headed toward a finish.
The 25-story 1900 Pearl building is being constructed at the corner of Pearl Street and Woodall Rodgers Freeway across from Klyde Warren Park.
Developer Lincoln Property Co. and its partner Goldman Sachs are celebrating the topping-out of the 260,000-square-foot high-rise, which is being built next door to the Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown's Arts District.
"We are still on schedule to wrap up construction in December," said Lincoln Property's Worthey Wiles. "Baker McKenzie will start moving in in January."
Downtown law firm Baker McKenzie has rented 50,000 square feet located on more than two floors of 1900 Pearl.
They are the first major tenant signed up for the tower.
"I think the building will lease up when people can get in and see it," Wiles said.
Designed by Dallas architect HKS, the office space sits on top of 13 floors of parking.
Wiles said that the developer is negotiating with a couple of restaurant tenants for space on the first floor.
The first floor of offices will start on level 14 with a lobby area, tenant lounge, and outdoor deck.
That level includes a fitness center and conference room, too. There's even a small sports facility.
Steve Brown/Dallas Morning News