Modern Architecture, Houston, TX Photos

Houston oil companies have spared no expense to erect skyscrapers by some well-known architects.

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Downtown skyline. Houston, TX.Three skyscrapers: Continental Center, 1500 Louisiana & Wedge International Tower. Houston, TX.Four skyscrapers: Continental Center, 1500 Louisiana, Wedge International Tower & 1400 Smith Street. Houston, TX.1500 Louisiana Street was former Enron Building. Houston, TX.
Downtown skyline. Houston, TX.Three skyscrapers: Continental Center, 1500 Louisiana & Wedge International Tower. Houston, TX.Four skyscrapers: Continental Center, 1500 Louisiana, Wedge International Tower & 1400 Smith Street. Houston, TX.1500 Louisiana Street (2002) (40 floors) was former Enron Building. Houston, TX. Architect: Cesar Pelli.
1500 Louisiana Street. Houston, TX.Base of 1500 Louisiana Street. Houston, TX.1400 Smith Street & 1500 Louisiana Street mirror each other. Houston, TX.1400 Smith Street. Houston, TX.
1500 Louisiana Street. Houston, TX.Base of 1500 Louisiana Street. Houston, TX.1400 Smith Street & 1500 Louisiana Street mirror each other. Houston, TX.1400 Smith Street (1983) (50 floors). Houston, TX. Architect: Lloyd Jones Brewer & Assoc..
Circular pedestrian bridge join 1400 Smith Street & 1500 Louisiana Street. Houston, TX.Circular pedestrian bridge over Smith Street with circular mirrored building. Houston, TX.Base of 1400 Smith Street. Houston, TX.Circular mirrored building at 1500 Louisiana Street complex. Houston, TX.
Circular pedestrian bridge join 1400 Smith Street & 1500 Louisiana Street. Houston, TX.Circular pedestrian bridge over Smith Street with circular mirrored building. Houston, TX.Base of 1400 Smith Street. Houston, TX.Circular mirrored building at 1500 Louisiana Street complex. Houston, TX.
Kellogg, Brown & Root Tower + Continental Center. Houston, TX.Continental Center. Houston, TX.Continental Center entrance arch. Houston, TX.Wedge International Tower. Houston, TX.
Kellogg, Brown & Root Tower (1973) (40 floors) (601 Jefferson St.) + Continental Center. Houston, TX. Architect: Neuhaus & Taylor.Continental Center (1984) (53 floors) (1600 Smith St.). Houston, TX. Architect: Morris-Aubry.Continental Center entrance arch. Houston, TX.Wedge International Tower (1983) (43 floors) (1415 Louisiana St.). Houston, TX. Architect: M. Nasr & Partners.
Allen Center + Devon Energy Center over Smith fountain. Houston, TX.Smith fountain at Allen Center. Houston, TX.Heritage Plaza. Houston, TX.Heritage Plaza lower floor details. Houston, TX.
Allen Center (1980) (50 floors) + Devon Energy Center (1978) (36 floors) (1200 Smith St.) over Smith fountain. Houston, TX. Architect: Lloyd Jones Brewer & Assoc..Smith fountain at Allen Center. Houston, TX.Heritage Plaza (1987) (53 floors) (1111 Bagby St.). Houston, TX. Architect: M. Nasr & Partners.Heritage Plaza lower floor details. Houston, TX.
Heritage Plaza upper floor details. Houston, TX.Heritage Plaza entrance plaza. Houston, TX.Heritage Plaza entrance plaza arcade. Houston, TX.Heritage Plaza upper floor details. Houston, TX.
Heritage Plaza upper floor details. Houston, TX.Heritage Plaza entrance plaza. Houston, TX.Heritage Plaza entrance plaza arcade. Houston, TX.Heritage Plaza upper floor details. Houston, TX.
1100 Louisiana. Houston, TX.1100 Louisiana. Houston, TX.Wells Fargo Plaza & 1100 Louisiana over Public Library. Houston, TX.1100 Louisiana & Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.
1100 Louisiana (1980) (55 floors). Houston, TX. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill + 3D/International.1100 Louisiana. Houston, TX.Wells Fargo Plaza & 1100 Louisiana over Public Library. Houston, TX.1100 Louisiana & Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.
Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.Wells Fargo Plaza reflected buildings. Houston, TX.Monument to the Phantom sculpture by Jean Dubuffet & Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.Monument to the Phantom sculpture by Jean Dubuffet & Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.
Wells Fargo Plaza (1983) (71 floors) (1000 Louisiana St.). Houston, TX. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Wells Fargo Plaza reflected buildings. Houston, TX.Monument to the Phantom sculpture by Jean Dubuffet & Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.Monument to the Phantom sculpture by Jean Dubuffet & Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.
Base of Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.Base of Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.New & old public libraries with Bank of America Center, Lanier Public Works, One Shell Plaza & Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center, Public Works Building & One Shell Plaza. Houston, TX.
Base of Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.Base of Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.New & old public libraries with Bank of America Center, Lanier Public Works, One Shell Plaza & Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center, Public Works Building & One Shell Plaza. Houston, TX.
One Shell Plaza. Houston, TX.One Shell Plaza base widens at street. Houston, TX.Centerpoint Energy Plaza with round hole roof structure. Houston, TX.Centerpoint Energy Plaza roof shade with hole. Houston, TX.
One Shell Plaza (1971) (50 floors) (910 Louisiana St.). Houston, TX. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill + Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson.One Shell Plaza base widens at street. Houston, TX.Centerpoint Energy Plaza (1974) (47 floors) (1111 Louisiana St.) with round hole roof structure. Houston, TX. Architect: Kendall/Heaton Assoc. + JV III + DMJM + Keating/Khang Architecture.Centerpoint Energy Plaza roof shade with hole. Houston, TX.
Centerpoint Energy Plaza pillars mimic tower of First United Methodist Church. Houston, TX.First United Methodist Church. Houston, TX.Bob Lanier Public Works Building. Houston, TX.Lanier Public Works Building with sunken garden & dynamic overhang. Houston, TX.
Centerpoint Energy Plaza pillars mimic tower of First United Methodist Church. Houston, TX.First United Methodist Church (1867). Houston, TX.Bob Lanier Public Works Building (1968) (27 floors) (611 Walker St.). Houston, TX. Architect: Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson + Robert O. Biering.Lanier Public Works Building with sunken garden & dynamic overhang. Houston, TX.
Bank of America Center with sloped upper stories. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center stepped upper floors. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center curved metal roof. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center roof detail. Houston, TX.
Bank of America Center (1983) (56 floors) (700 Louisiana St.) with sloped upper stories. Houston, TX. Architect: Kendall/Heaton Assoc. + Johnson/Burgee Architects.Bank of America Center stepped upper floors. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center curved metal roof. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center roof detail. Houston, TX.
Bank of America Center gabled sections. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center exterior arch leading to arched lobby. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center lobby. Houston, TX.Alley Theatre. Houston, TX.
Bank of America Center gabled sections. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center exterior arch leading to arched lobby. Houston, TX.Bank of America Center lobby. Houston, TX.Alley Theatre (1969) (615 Texas Ave.). Houston, TX. Architect: Ulrich Franzen & Assoc. + MacKie & Kamrath.
Gus S. Wortham Theater Center. Houston, TX.Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Houston, TX.Jones Hall for the Performing Arts arcade. Houston, TX.Calpine Center. Houston, TX.
Gus S. Wortham Theater Center (1987) (550 Prairie Ave.). Houston, TX. Architect: Morris Aubry Architects.Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (1966) (615 Louisiana St.). Houston, TX. Architect: Caudill Rowlett Scott.Jones Hall for the Performing Arts arcade. Houston, TX.Calpine Center (2003) (34 floors) (717 Texas Ave.). Houston, TX. Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum.
Parsonage & Birds sculpture by Joan Miró at base of JPMorganChase Tower. Houston, TX.JPMorganChase Tower has five sides. Houston, TX.JPMorganChase Tower, city's tallest building. Houston, TX.Neils Esperson Building cupola in front of JPMorganChase. Houston, TX.
Parsonage & Birds sculpture by Joan Miró at base of JPMorganChase Tower. Houston, TX.JPMorganChase Tower (1982) (75 floors) (600 Travis St.) has five sides. Houston, TX. Architect: I.M. Pei & Partners.JPMorganChase Tower, city's tallest building. Houston, TX.Neils Esperson Building cupola in front of JPMorganChase. Houston, TX.
White JPMorganChase Tower above black Pennzoil Place. Houston, TX.Pennzoil Place. Houston, TX.Pennzoil Place sloped entrance. Houston, TX.Pennzoil Place two black towers. Houston, TX.
White JPMorganChase Tower above black Pennzoil Place. Houston, TX.Pennzoil Place (1975) (36 floors) (711 Louisiana & 700 Milam Sts.). Houston, TX. Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects + Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson + Eli Attia Architects.Pennzoil Place sloped entrance. Houston, TX.Pennzoil Place two black towers. Houston, TX.
Lyric Center. Houston, TX.Lyric Center above heritage buildings. Houston, TX.String musicians sculpture by David Addickes at Lyric Center. Houston, TX.String musicians sculpture by David Addickes & Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Houston, TX.
Lyric Center (1984) (26 floors) (440 Louisiana St.). Houston, TX.Lyric Center above heritage buildings. Houston, TX.String musicians sculpture (1983) by David Addickes at Lyric Center. Houston, TX.String musicians sculpture (1983) by David Addickes & Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Houston, TX.
String musicians sculpture by David Addickes at Lyric Center. Houston, TX.New Public Library with Geometric Mouse X sculpture by Claus Oldenburg. Houston, TX.Jesse H. Jones Public Library. Houston, TX.Skyline with Inn at the Ball Park & Mayan-pyramid-style Great Southwest Building. Houston, TX.
String musicians sculpture (1983) by David Addickes at Lyric Center. Houston, TX.New Public Library with Geometric Mouse X sculpture (1968) by Claus Oldenburg. Houston, TX.Jesse H. Jones Public Library (1976) (400 McKinney). Houston, TX. Architect: S.I. Morris.Skyline with Inn at the Ball Park (1962) & Mayan-pyramid-style Great Southwest Building (1927). Houston, TX.
Downtown skyline from the Ball Park. Houston, TX.Chevron Tower & One Houston Center. Houston, TX.Minute Maid Baseball Park showing retractable roof. Houston, TX.Steam locomotive model on wall of Minute Maid Park. Houston, TX.
Downtown skyline from the Ball Park. Houston, TX.Chevron Tower (1982) (52 floors) (1301 McKinney Ave.) & One Houston Center (1978) (46 floors) (1221 McKinney Ave.). Houston, TX. Architect: Caudill Rowlett Assoc..Minute Maid Baseball Park showing retractable roof (2000-2). Houston, TX. Architect: HOK Sport.Steam locomotive model on wall of Minute Maid Park. Houston, TX.
Tower of Minute Maid Park. Houston, TX.Seats of Minute Maid Park. Houston, TX.Williams Tower. Houston, TX.
Tower of Minute Maid Park. Houston, TX.Seats of Minute Maid Park. Houston, TX.Williams Tower (1983) (64 floors) (2800 Post Oak Blvd. at West Alabama St.). Houston, TX. Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects + Morris-Aubry.

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