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Houston Main Building

Identification

Houston Main Building
Prudential Building
135570

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
steel
granite
early modernism

Usages

office

Facts

  • The original Prudential Building was the first corporate high-rise office building constructed in Houston outside of the central business district.
  • The Prudential Building was one of a series of regional headquarters buildings erected by the Prudential Insurance Company. The building was acquired by M.D. Anderson Hospital in 1975.
  • Imploded on January 8, 2012.

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Location

1000 Holcombe Boulevard
77030
Medical Center
Houston
Texas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

312.00 ft
312.00 ft
312.00 ft
21
1952
1/8/2012

Involved Companies

Kenneth Franzheim
explosive engineering, facility management
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