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The Metro Tower originally known as the Great Plains Life Building is an office skyscraper located in Lubbock, Texas. Completed in 1955, it is the tallest building in Lubbock at 274 feet (84 meters) high, and has 20 floors. It was originally known as Great Plains Life Building after the insurance company that first occupied the building. Following the 1970 Lubbock tornado all businesses pulled out and it was left in a decrepit state.
The Wells Fargo Building also known as Wells Fargo Center is a skyscraper located at 1500 Broadway Street in Lubbock, Texas. According to Emporis the building is the 2nd tallest in Lubbock, behind only the Metro Tower. A water main break in January, 2009 caused the building to have to be evacuated and temporarily closed.