Cbdallas wrote:"They should aim for making it the tallest building West of the Mississippi River. Dallas' tallest have traditionally held this title. We need to reclaim that title once again. And without a cheater spire!"
If that was ever truly the case, it was a very long time ago. It has been 50 years since a Dallas building has held that title.
EDIT: Because I'm a geek and am fascinated by these types of things, I've put together a list of the Tallest Buildings West of the Mississippi going back to 1914 (please offer corrections if you see any errors). So, it's a pretty big stretch to say that Dallas' tallest have "traditionally" held the title of tallest west of the Mississippi. (24 years out of 105... We had a good run there in the 40s, 50s and 60s; otherwise, not at all)
1914-1931: Smith Tower Seattle 462 ft
1931-1943: KC Power & Light Kansas City 481 ft
1943-1954: Mercantile Nat'l Dallas 523 ft
1954-1963: Republic Bank Dallas 602 ft
1963-1965: ExxonMobil Houston 606 ft
1965-1969: First Nat'l Dallas 625 ft
1969-1972: 555 California San Francisco 779 ft
1972-1973: TransAmerica San Francisco 853 ft
1973-1982: AON Center LA 858 ft
1982-1989: JP Morgan Chase Tower Houston 1,002 ft
1989-2017: US Bank Tower LA 1018 ft
2017-present: Wilshire Grand LA 1099 ft