Originally designed by world-renowned architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) and completed in 1961, the First National Bank of Fort Worth building exemplified mid-century office design. The 21-story tower, set back off 7th street, the main entry into downtown Fort Worth, showcases beautiful sculptures by Isamu Noguchi, who was commissioned to help shape an environment that united art with architecture.
Renamed First on 7th in honor of its Fort Worth legacy, the redevelopment of this historic building will form the nucleus of a downtown environment where people will work, shop and dine within a tree lined plaza. The redesigned pedestrian-friendly plaza incorporates an improved landscape experience with a renewed focus on the granite Noguchi sculptures. Enhancements will include new decorative paving, abundant shade trees and seating for tenants and visitors, and a decorative black granite planter wall that matches the original Noguchi design.