About Hartford Building
The Hartford Building is a mid-rise skyscraper located in the City Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) and adjacent to DART's St. Paul Station. The $5 million office building, built during a time of large insurance growth in Dallas, was constructed to serve as the southwestern regional home office for the Hartford Fire Insurance Group. It was developed by Trammell Crow and Eugene Locke and opened in 1960. In separate incidents during construction in 1959, a 20-foot steel beam and a brick fell to street level from upper floors. The beam pierced a truck and was embedded into the pavement and the brick bounced off a car below; amazingly, no one was injured. The building's 400 space Bryan Street Garage was replaced with a shared-use garage built for the adjacent Patriot Tower in 1981. The building was sold in 1961, 1967 and in 1994.