Redefining Downtown Dallas

October 2, 2018

Look around at new construction in any dense American city and you’ll likely spot office towers with ground-floor transparency designed to engage the sidewalk and passersby. But nearly four decades ago, fortress-like boundaries were more de rigeuer in uber-corporate America. A byproduct of that’80s era, 400 Record in Dallas sported barriers ranging from a blocked-off perimeter to a massive granite wall obstructing views into the lobby.