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Wells Fargo Plaza

Identification

Wells Fargo Plaza
Allied Bank Plaza, First Interstate Bank Plaza
117763

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
glass
curtain wall
dark green
modernism
flat roof with 1 box

Usages

commercial office
shop(s) service branch(es) café doctor clinic parking

Facts

  • The building's footprint forms an abstracted version of the shape of a dollar sign.
  • The design partner for Wells Fargo Plaza was Richard Keating.
  • KRIV-TV maintains a skycam which is stationed on the small antenna atop the building.
  • This is the tallest all-glass building in the Western Hemisphere.
  • In 1983, Hurricane Alicia threw this all-glass skyscraper a somewhat ironic twist of fate, as the building suffered minimal facade damage in comparison to neighboring skyscrapers.
  • Double-level skylobbies at floors 34/35 and 58/59 offer public views during business hours.

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More Information

Location

1000 Louisiana Street
77002
Downtown
Inner Loop East
Houston
Texas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

302.37 m
302.37 m
302.37 m
3.99 m
58.95 m
93.13 m
71
4
1979
1983
428
$230,000,000

Involved Companies

Alimak Hek Group AB

Lloyd Jones Brewer & Associates

Duane Bradshaw Architects, Inc.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
client, developer, facade maintenance system supplier, general contractor, mechanical engineering, owner, property management, tenant

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Observation floor is available
  • Pedway access is available
  • Skylobby is present
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