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Bank of the Southwest Tower

Identification

Bank of the Southwest Tower
Southwest Center, Block 142
103046

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
unbuilt [cancelled]
composite structure
glass
granite
curtain wall
postmodernism

Usage

commercial office
service branch(es) shop(s)

Facts

  • The entire 79th floor was intended to be an observation deck which could be accessed for a small fee.
  • The cleared block for this tower eventually became a street-level parking lot.
  • This proposal won a design competition 1982, but was never built. The "romantic modernist" design was a precursor to other Murphy/Jahn skyscrapers such as Park Avenue Tower (New York), One Liberty Place and Two Liberty Place (Philadelphia), and MesseTurm (Frankfurt).
  • The Southwest Tower was demolished to make way for this tower.

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More Information

Location

901 Louisiana Street
77002
U.S.A.

Technical Data

427.87 m
388.25 m
82
4
1986
3.96 m
$350,000,000

Involved Companies

Design Architect:

Associate Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

developer, interior designer, MEP engineering, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • Observation floor is available