Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge developed Texas Tower, a 47-story, one-million-square-foot office tower on the 800 block of Texas Avenue (the former site of the Houston Chronicle).
The building is an architectural presence in Houston’s skyline, and offers a radical new approach to lobby and common-area design and activation. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, the project is built to the highest standards that Hines has ever developed in Houston, including LEED® Platinum, WiredScore and WELL™ Building Standards.
Texas Tower features unprecedented amenities in the vertically integrated campus, including: a dramatic lobby with cues from the hospitality sector; multiple food and beverage offerings; abundant spaces for networking; a full-service conference facility; public gardens on level 12; and a high-performance fitness center. Ten-foot, full-height windows allow for an abundance of natural light across the 30,000-square-foot floor plates and a sophisticated underfloor HVAC system puts comfort choices in the hands of occupants. Protruding, cantilevered bays on each face of the floorplate project away from the building providing opportunities for dramatic internal stairs, atriums and communal spaces, as well as access to fresh air and outdoor green space.
The tower is placed diagonally on the site resulting in unique, more interesting view angles and a powerful civic presence. The site is at the confluence of the CBD, the Theatre District and the Historic District—Houston’s ‘main and main’ location for a lively place to live, work and play. The building’s desirable location leverages the myriad of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, as well as an exploding residential population.
Texas Tower was completed in late 2021.