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Heritage Plaza, Houston, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 45.546 W 095° 22.241
15R E 270769 N 3294446
Quick Description: A 53-story, 1987 Mayan mirage towering over the western edge of downtown, Heritage Plaza’s Mayan-inspired theme, developed by M. Nasr & Partners, carries into the lobby.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2006 10:23:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMZR1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
Views: 162

Long Description:
Heritage Plaza, along with Bank of America Center, dominates the western skyline of the city. The building is topped with a granite, Mayan-inspired crown. The Mayan theme continues into the lobby. Rather than demolish the historic Farm Credit Banks Building, M. Nasr wrapped Heritage Plaza around it.

Heritage Plaza was the corporate headquarters for Texaco until Texaco’s merger with Chevron. The newly-formed Chevron-Texaco eventually moved all of their operations to the former Enron Buildings, vacating Heritage Plaza. The interior of the skyscraper is currently being remodeled, but, being the only major downtown building not connected to Houston's underground tunnel system, its future remains uncertain.







Skyline District
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Building Name: Heritage Plaza

Structure Height: 762

Number of Stories: 53

Year Built: 1987

Architect/Design Firm: M Nasr & Partners

Style: Post-Modern

Use: Office Building

Publicly accessible areas:
Lobby and skywalk to the Doubletree Hotel are open to the public.


Hours:
Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm.


Cost:
None.


Address:
1111 Bagby Street Houston, Texas 77002


Emporis link: [Web Link]

Building Website: Not listed

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