Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge are developing Texas Tower, a new 47-story, one-million-square-foot office tower on the 800 block of Texas Avenue (the former site of the Houston Chronicle).
The building will become an architectural presence in Houston’s skyline, and offer a radical new approach to lobby and common-area design and activation. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, the project will be built to the highest standards that Hines has ever developed in Houston, including LEED® Platinum, WiredScore and WELL™ Building Standards.
Texas Tower will feature 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 will allow for an abundance of natural light across the 30,000-square-foot floor plates and a sophisticated underfloor HVAC system will put 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 potential access to fresh air and outdoor green space.
The tower will be placed diagonally on the site resulting in unique, more interesting view angles and a powerful civic presence. The unique 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 is scheduled to open in late 2021.