About Republic Center II
Republic Center Tower II is a 53-story skyscraper located at 325 North St. Paul Street in the City Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA), adjacent to Gables Republic Tower as part of Republic Center. The building stands at a height of 598 feet (182 m), making it the 11th-tallest building in Dallas by roof-height (the building is 12th-tallest with regards to adjacent Gables Republic Tower's spire). The structure is located diagonally across the street from DART's St. Paul Station, which serves its Blue and Red light rail lines. It also contains part of the Dallas Pedestrian Network, with shops and restaurants in the lower levels of the building. In 1964, Republic National Bank sought to reclaim the tallest-in-Dallas title from the 42-story, 550-foot (168 m) tall Southland Center (now part of the Sheraton Dallas Hotel), which was constructed in 1959. The bank hired architects Harrell & Hamilton to achieve this by designing a taller companion to adjacent Republic Center (now Gables Republic Tower). However, height limit was restricted by the FAA. Upon completion in 1964, the building was only tallest-in-Dallas on some lists.