Trinity Construction, the Dallas-based construction company that is building a $1 billion high-rises tower in downtown Dallas, has been approved to start construction on its tower at the Dallas Convention Center in the heart of downtown.
The Dallas City Commission on Wednesday voted 3-2 to approve the deal, which would be the largest construction project in the city’s history and the second-largest in the world after the Dubai World Expo Center in Dubai.
The city has awarded the construction contract to Trinity Construction.
The approval came after the Dallas County Economic Development Commission, which oversees the city, and the city Planning Commission gave the firm’s application and financial report and gave the city the go-ahead to go forward with the construction of the tower.
City officials had said in August that they would wait until after the 2016 Olympics to allow the city to make a decision about whether or not to allow Trinity Construction to proceed.