Museum Tower
The Museum Tower is a skyscraper scheduled for construction in the Arts District of Dallas, Texas. The building is currently the tallest new structure to be built in the city. The Museum Tower is planned to rise 560 feet (171 meters), with 42 floors. Upon completion, it will stand as the 2nd-tallest all-residential building in Dallas, behind Gables Republic Tower.

Height
When finished, Museum Tower will rise 560 feet (171 m), with 42 floors. It will stand as the 15th-tallest structure in Dallas, tied with both the Reunion Tower and Cityplace Center in height. The building will not obtain the record for the tallest all-residential building in Dallas, as it would not surpass the height of Republic Center Tower I's 602-foot (184 m) spire. However, if measuring by roof height, and thereby excluding the Republic Center Tower I's spire, the Museum Tower would become the tallest residential tower in Dallas. It would also break the record for the highest residence in Dallas, surpassing the 452 feet (138 m) roof height of Republic I. Furthermore, upon completion, the Museum Tower will become the 3rd-tallest building in Dallas' Arts District, behind Fountain Place and the Trammell Crow Center.

Design
Museum Tower was designed by architect Scott Johnson, a member of the Los Angeles-based Johnson Fain architectural firm. Originally proposed as a 20-story tower, the height was significantly increased to accommodate more residences. The building will be a glass Modern-style skyscraper, featuring an elliptical floorplan.

Location and features
Situated in the center of the Arts District, Museum Tower will be located adjacent to the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Winspear Opera House and Wyly Theatre. The building will consist of 125 residential condominiums, ranging from 1,450 to 8,700 square feet (134 to 808 m²) in area. Each condominium will feature direct-access elevators and private balconies. The Museum Tower will be constructed on a large site, and feature a ground-level outdoor pool and public gardens. The tower will be adjacent to Woodall Rodgers Park (to be completed in 2012) and a performance park, which are planned to feature public fountains and a movie pavilion.

Groundbreaking
Originally proposed on June 15, 2007, developers released a tentative groundbreaking date of late 2007, but the recession of 2008 put those plans on what seemed to be a permanent halt. However, on June 15, 2010, the Wall Street Journal reported that developers had secured financing through the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System to move ahead with Museum Tower. The project broke ground on Thursday, June 24 and is expected to be completed by late 2012 or early 2013.

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