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About Galveston

47,762 in city
5,968,586 in metro
539 km² (208 mi²)
5.18166300902 m
Located on a barrier island an hour's drive southeast of Houston, Galveston is both a port city and a seaside resort. The city is known for its remarkable 19th Century Victorian homes, and also for the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States: the hurricane of September 8, 1900 which devastated the city. It is also the site of a Civil War battle. Today it is home to one of the United States' largest aquariums at Moody Gardens. On September 13, 2008 Hurricane Ike made landfall on the east end of the island, causing significant damage and sending several feet of water into the historic downtown and Strand districts for several days. Regardless of the obstacles, the Island will rebound and will open for business once again.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
139 All Buildings

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 The Beach Club 382 ft 2007
2 The Trade Winds 382 ft 2007
3 One Moody Plaza 358 ft 1972
4 By the Sea Condominiums 158 ft 1980
5 Medical Arts Building 151 ft 1912