Renaissance Tower is a 56-story, 1,738,979 square foot office tower located in Downtown Dallas Central Business District. The building is the second tallest in Dallas and the fifth tallest in Texas.
The Renaissance tower was designed by the architectural firm Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum and was completed in 1974. Renovation started by architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill 1986 was completed in 1991 that now include a lighted double “X” that runs down the sides of the building and rooftop spires. The tower is another distinctive Dallas Landmark.
Renaissance Tower and Surrounding Buildings at Sunset
Last Wednesday a photographer friend and I went downtown to shoot several locations before shooting more Dallas Skyline shots. We started heading down there about 45 minutes before sunset so we could setup on the top floor parking garage in hopes to catch the sunset reflections off the Dallas skyscrapers. Unfortunately we arrived just after the deep sunset passed over the glass windows. But there was still had enough light to catch the buildings inthe last remaining sunlight.
About the Image
I shot the above image with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i and Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens before midnight. I then processed the image with Adobe Lightroom and Topaz Clarity to bring out the detail of the buildings at sunset.