Redevelopment for the Historic Mercantile Tower

Once the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, and the only high-rise building constructed during WWII, the cultural significance of the Mercantile Bank Tower spanned two decades. Designed in 1942 by notable architects Walter Ahlschlager and Don Nelson, the building is a textbook example of the streamlined Art Moderne movement. Long considered the most critical element in Dallas’ Central Business District revitalization plans, we designed the redevelopment effort of the entire block to ground level retail space with 213 hip luxury lofts in the newly restored tower. In addition the project included three levels of underground parking.

Gary Pitts, AIA - Architect-of-Record
Work completed while at Pitts Design Studio 



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