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Hess Tower

Identification

Hess Tower
Discovery Tower, Block 126
295866

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
mat foundation
glass
granite
curtain wall
gray

Usage

commercial office parking
service branch(es) shop(s) restaurant power plant (wind)

Facts

  • The building's foundation required a mat pour that involved 7,500 cubic yards of concrete poured over the span of approximately 14 hours.
  • The building originally comprised 31 stories and 630,000 square feet but was later expanded to include more office space when the attached parking garage was moved to an adjacent block.
  • Hess Tower is connected by two skybridges to Hess Tower Garage on the north and 5 Houston Center on the west.
  • Hess Tower was designed to achieve a LEED gold rating with the incorporation of a number of environmentally sound features, including the installation of 10 small wind turbines atop the building's crown.

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More Information

Location

1501 McKinney Street
77010
U.S.A.

Technical Data

149.35 m
39.32 m
74.13 m
29
2
2008
2010
17
151

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

architectural model making, communications engineering, concrete supplier, consultant, cooling installation, crane supplier (construction), developer, elevator supplier, facade installation, financing, fire protection engineering, formwork supplier, foundation company, general contractor, glass supplier, interior designer, mechanical engineering, owner, real estate agent, rebar supplier, shell construction, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • Green roof is present
  • Plaza is available to the public
  • Skybridge link to next building
  • Sunshading devices are built in
  • Wind turbines are present