Pennzoil Place
Pennzoil Place
Pennzoil Place
Pennzoil Place

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About Pennzoil Place

Completed in 1975, Pennzoil Place consists of two 36-story trapezoidal towers of dark bronze-tinted glass connected by a 115-foot-high, glass-enclosed courtyard. Pennzoil Place was dubbed the Building of the Decade in 1975 by famed New York Times architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable due to its dramatic sculptural silhouette. The building is also considered significant in architectural circles for breaking the modernist glass box made popular by followers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and for introducing the era of postmodernism.
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  • 711 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX


  • The block bounded by Capitol, Rusk, Milam and Louisiana streets


  • Johnson and Burgee

Building Details

  • 1,409,713 square feet
  • 36 floors
  • 523 feet tall


  • AIA Honor Award
  • Recycling Partnership Award The award recognized Pennzoil Place, which teamed with Donohue Recycling, to recycle more than 600 tons of paper in a 12-month period.
  • Environmental Vision Award presented by the Houston Corporate Recycling Council in recognition for outstanding contributions in recycling and waste minimization programs


  • ENERGY STAR 2007