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Whitacre Tower
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View of One AT&T Plaza from the southeast
General information
Location 208 South Akard Street
Status Complete
Constructed 1984
Use Office
Height
Roof 580 ft (180 m)
Technical details
Floor count 37

Whitacre Tower, also known as One AT&T Plaza, and formerly known as One Bell Plaza and One SBC Plaza, is a 37-story high-rise in Downtown Dallas, located adjacent to the Akard Street Mall.

It serves as headquarters for AT&T and for Southwestern Bell Telephone, who operates as "AT&T Southwest". The building is 580 feet (177 m) tall and was constructed in 1984. Currently, it is the 13th-tallest building in the city. It is part of a four structure complex owned by AT&T.

AT&T moved its headquarters to the tower from a location in San Antonio, Texas in 2008. Mayor of Dallas Tom Leppert said in 2008 that he hoped that AT&T would stay in the central city.[1] AT&T renamed the tower the Whitacre Tower after Edward Whitacre Jr., a former chairperson and chief executive, in 2009. AT&T moved Spirit of Communication, a gold statue, from its New York City offices to the Whitacre Tower. [2]

References

  1. ^ Godinez, Victor and David McLemore. "AT&T moving headquarters to Dallas from San Antonio." The Dallas Morning News. Saturday June 28, 2008. Retrieved on June 18, 2009.
  2. ^ Bush, Rudolph. "AT&T unveils gilded statue in headquarters lobby in downtown Dallas." The Dallas Morning News. Wednesday July 8, 2009. Retrieved on July 26, 2009.


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