Harwood Center is a skyscraper at 1999 Bryan Street in Dallas, Texas. The building rises 483 feet. It contains 36 floors, and was completed in 1982. Harwood Center currently stands as the 21st-tallest building in the city. The architectural firm who designed the building was WZMH Architects, the firm who designed the CN Tower in Toronto.
Originally named the Olympia & York Tower after its Toronto-based developer Olympia & York Developments Ltd., the 780,000-square-foot skyscraper has gray-white granite with single-pane black windows in the front faade. Two of the corners are serrated to provide more corner offices. The building design features what looks like two separate connected towers. One is 34 stories and the other 36, with a vertical indention separating them, and a parking garage is built into the lower levels. Notably, the building was built over Federal Street, which runs through a tunnel on the lower floors. On May 20, 2011, Fortis Property Group of New York announced it had restructured the debt on the tower, allowing it to spend $6 million for capital improvements and about $10 million in leasing and tenant space improvement. Work is supposed to be completed by the end of 2012.
On July 8, 2010 the Obama administration announced it had awarded $4.9 million to the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority in order to extend its popular Uptown streetcar line south into downtown Dallas. The new alignment will connect the current track on St. Paul St. to new track on Olive St. via Federal St., which runs underneath Harwood Center. As such, the entire DART rail system will be connected to the MATA streetcar via the short transfer at Harwood Center. The extension is expected to be complete in 2013.