JPMorgan Chase Tower, Houston

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The JPMorgan Chase Tower, formerly Texas Commerce Tower, is a 305.4m, 75-story, 2,243,013 sq.ft skyscraper at 600 Travis Street in Downtown Houston, Texas. It is currently the tallest building in the city, the tallest building in Texas, the tallest five-sided building in the world, the 18th tallest building in the United States, and the 107th tallest building in the world.OverviewThe tower was built between 1979 and 1981 as the Texas Commerce Tower. It was designed by noted architects I. M. Pei & Partners. In some early plans, the building reached up to 80 stories; however, the FAA expressed concerns that additional height was a risk for aircraft going into and out of nearby William P. Hobby Airport. Nonetheless, when it was completed, it was the eighth tallest building in the world. The building was developed as part of a partnership between Texas Commerce Bank and Khalid bin Mahfouz. It was built on the site where the Uptown Theatre, demolished in 1965, once stood.Upon its completion, the building surpassed Aon Center in Los Angeles to become the tallest building in the United States west of the Mississippi River, a title it held until Los Angeles's Library Tower, now known as the U.S. Bank Tower, was built in 1990.
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  • I travelled into the city have a look at Houston from the top but unfortunately the receptionist informed us that the tower's observation deck is closed indefinitely. The lady in question was very pol...  more »
  • Originally home of the Texas Commerce Bank and Gulf Oil Company, the Art Deco Lobby and Building still stand. Like going into a Guilded Museum and very much like a Lovely Art Deco Church. Marvel at th...  more »
  • Always closed even when you see open in their website!! The only nice place to see in downtown but unfortunately not open Very sad!!!  more »
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  • Tallest building in Texas and tallest 5 sided building in the world. Also known by its famous art work in front of the building by Joan Miro.
  • It is a long walk to the elevator of the parking structure to the building and a very long walk from the escalator to the building elevators to go to an office. I couldn't find the handicapped section in the parking structure and that made it harder to get to the actual building. It was also kind of confusing trying to find which set of elevator banks to take to get to the office you need to find.
  • Um I just passed by here like to go to the tunnel, why is Google asking me to review it? It's a wonderfully magnificent place to spend 30 seconds in while detouring to tunnels?
  • I used to bring family visiting from Arkansas to see the view from the sky lobby. Now it's closed. It was one of the great tourist attractions for Houston. Im sure many would have been willing to pay a fee or even come only at certain times/days. Wish y'all would bring it back.
  • Great building to see over downtown. The 60th fl is for tourist to view from..
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