Republic Center Tower II is a 53-story skyscraper located at 325 North St. Paul Street in the City Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA), adjacent to Gables Republic Tower as part of the Republic Complex. The building stands at a height of 598 feet (182 m), making it the 11th-tallest building in Dallas by roof-height (the building is 12th-tallest with regards to adjacent Gables Republic Tower's spire). The structure is located diagonally across the street from DART's St. Paul Station, which serves its Blue and Red light rail lines.
In 1964, Republic National Bank sought to reclaim the tallest-in-Dallas title from the 42-story, 550 foot (168 m) tall Southland Life Building (now part of the Adam's Mark Complex), which was constructed in 1958. The bank hired architects Harrell & Hamilton to achieve this by designing a taller companion to adjacent Republic Center (now Gables Republic Tower). However, upon completion in 1964, the building was only tallest-in-Dallas on some lists. The 150 foot (46 m) spire on the original 1954 Republic Center gaves that structure a 4 foot (1.2 m) edge in terms of spire height. Less than a year later, the building was surpassed by Elm Place as the tallest building in Dallas.(wikipedia) #550 #dallas #dfw #Hamilton #Repuclic_center #thanksgiving_square #tower