The former Chase Tower in downtown Amarillo has a new resident bank and namesake. Going forward, the tallest building between Fort Worth and Denver will now be known as the FirstBank Southwest Tower.
As The Amarillo Globe-News reports, the institution that began as First National Bank of Ochiltree in 1907 will now, 111 years later, have its name stamped on the most prominent structure in the skyline of the largest city on the High Plains.
Andy Marshall, the bank’s President and CEO, said his organization had been looking for an opportunity to be part of the downtown scene for years. He told the Globe-News that his bank is thrlled, given “all the life and vitality we have in Amarillo now and in the future, especially with the ballpark coming.”
FirstBank Southwest plans to occupy half of the first floor space that Chase took up, with the remaining square footage being divided into new suites.