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Williams Tower

Identification

Williams Tower
Transco Tower
117714

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
glass
curtain wall
dark blue
modernism

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • South of the building is a 3-acre park with a large fountain called the "Waterwall" (aka Transco Fountain), designed by the building's architects with Richard Fitzgerald & Partners. The fountain is a stunning work of hydraulic engineering.
  • This is the tallest building in Houston outside of downtown. By some standards it is the tallest building in the world not in a central business district.
  • Construction took only 16 months, a remarkably short time for a tower of such height.
  • This building was at the center of a 1985 April Fools' Day joke from the former Houston Post newspaper featuring a doctored photo of a giant ape climbing the side of the building.
  • The revolving beacon at the top uses a 7,000 watt bulb.
  • The top of the building features a beacon that sweeps the night sky over the Galleria area.
  • Williams Tower functions as two 32-floor towers stacked on top of each other, complete with separate lobbies, elevators, and garages.

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Location

2800 Post Oak Boulevard
77056
U.S.A.

Technical Data

901.01 ft
901.01 ft
901.01 ft
203.94 ft
212.70 ft
64
1983

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

developer, facade supplier, facility management, fire protection engineering, general contractor, lighting consultant, property management, shell construction, structural engineering, tenant

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings