In a couple of weeks, a familiar site will disappear from downtown Amarillo. The Chase bank sign atop the city’s tallest building will vanish forever, as the national mega-bank consolidates its local operations in south Amarillo.
As The Amarillo Globe-News reports, the chase departure is only one of a number of high-profile evacuations of the building in recent months. Xcel Energy and West Texas A&M University have also vacated or plant to leave their spaces in the tower.
Aaron Emerson, the tower’s leasing agent, told the Globe-News there’s no cause for alarm that the tower will go dark. Emerson says he’s seeing steady rental activity, including leasing the first-floor space currently operate by Chase to” an established Amarillo bank” by mid-March. The building will no longer be known as Chase Tower going forward, though officials have not yet released the tower’s new moniker.
In addition to the leasing activity, Chase Tower is also in the midst of several renovation projects.