Dallas' new Texas Capital Bank building topped out impressively at a height of 292 feet this past March. About 350 people attended the topping out ceremony for the office tower under construction by The Beck Group at 2000 McKinney in Dallas' Uptown district. Owners and property developers, Lincoln Property Company and Corrigan Properties, attended as did HKS Inc. of Dallas, the property architect. Beck's senior project manager, Gary Pille, and Jim Thillen, Beck's senior superintendent, both spoke at the gathering.
This $120-million project includes a five-story residential/retail building as well as the 20-story office tower sitting on 2.9 acres of prize real estate. The project fronts on McKinney Avenue and the access road fronts to Woodall Rodgers freeway.
The project's foundation work began in March 2007. Beck's building process included erecting 925,000 square feet of formwork, placing 950,000 pounds of post tensioned steel and 8.7 million pounds of rebar, and pouring 42,000 yards of concrete.
These amounts create an impressive list. The fact that they represent 450,000 man-hours worked without a single lost-time accident makes it even more significant. The topping out celebration included subcontractor awards to honor their safety practices and their commitment to the project's quality of excellence.
Businesses had already claimed 40 percent of the high-rise office building's 445,000 square feet at the time construction began. The Texas Capital Bank, the building's namesake and the largest single tenant, will occupy 100,000 square feet when the building opens late in 2008. The five-story residential building, with 15 condos and 6,500 square feet of street-level retail, is scheduled to open in 2009. Underground parking will be available for both buildings. A Woodall Rodgers Park is being planned for an adjacent 5.2 acres that would also provide a convenient walkway from the new Texas Capital Bank Building to the Arts District.