Hines and partner Ivanhoé Cambridge have announced the structural topping out of Texas Tower, the 47-story, one-million-square-foot, Class AA office tower in downtown Houston. The building will become an architectural presence in Houston’s skyline, and offer a new approach to the future of office buildings with its activated lobby, flexible workspaces and common-area design. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, the project is being built to the highest standards that Hines has ever developed in Houston, including LEED® Platinum, WiredScore and WELL™ Building Standards.
Texas Tower is expected to feature unprecedented amenities in the vertically integrated campus, including multiple food and beverage offerings, abundant spaces for networking, a full-service conference facility, public gardens on level 12 and a fitness center. Ten-foot, full-height windows will allow for an abundance of natural light across the 30,000-square-foot floor plates and an underfloor HVAC system will put comfort choices in the hands of occupants.
The tower is placed diagonally on the site to create a powerful presence and unparalleled view corridors throughout the tower. 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 restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, as well as an exploding residential population.
Texas Tower is scheduled to open in Q4 2021 and is 40 percent leased with tenants including Hines, Vinson and Elkins and DLA Piper law firms. Conversations with additional tenants are ongoing.