Tallest Buildings in Houston
These are the tallest buildings in Houston, Texas. All of these buildings are at least 750 feet in height and the tallest building in Houston is the 12 tallest building in the United States. Houston has a large skyline with almost 50 buildings measuring over 400 feet in height and the most of the tallest buildings in the city are centrally located downtown near the best hotels and restaurants.
1) JP Morgan Chase Tower - 1,002 feet
The JP Morgan Chase Tower is located at 600 Travis Street and at 1,002 feet in height is the tallest building in Houston and in Texas, the 12th tallest building in the United States and the 50th tallest building in the world. Built from 1978-1982 the 75 floor JP Morgan Chase Tower is connected to the Houston downtown tunnel system which is an series of underground and skywalk climate controlled pedestrian walkways between buildings, hotels and malls that stretch some 6 miles linking some 95 city blocks in Houston. The JP Morgan Chase Tower also has an observation deck open to the public on the 60th floor.
2) Wells Fargo Plaza - 992 feet
The Wells Fargo Bank Plaza is located at 1000 Louisiana Street in downtown Houston, Texas and is the 2nd tallest building in Houston and in Texas and the 14th tallest building in the United States. Built from 1979-1983 the 71 floor Wells Fargo Plaza is the only direct access site to the Houston tunnel system meaning visitors to the tunnel system can travel to the walkway system without taking stairs, and elevator or an escalator from the building. Many consulates are located in the Wells Fargo Plaza including the UK, Japan and Switzerland.
3) Williams Tower - 901 feet
The Williams Tower is located at 2800 Post Oak Boulevard and at 901 feet in height is the 3rd tallest building in Houston and the 24th tallest building in the United States. Completed in 1983 the Williams Tower is unique in Houston because it is located away from the downtown area and the best hotels and restaurants in the city. Situated away from downtown Houston the building stand out by itself and is also lit at night with a 7,000 watt beacon and is named for the Williams Energy Company which is the largest tenant in the building.
4) Bank of America Center - 780 feet
The Bank of America Center is located at 700 Louisiana Street and is the 4th tallest building in Houston, Texas. Completed in 1983 the 56 floor Bank of America Center has a unique look with segmented towers that makes it stand out along the Houston city skyline.
5) Heritage Plaza - 762 feet
Heritage Plaza is located at 1111 Bagby Street and at 762 feet in height is the 5th tallest building in Houston. Completed in 1987 the 53 floor Heritage Plaza building top was built to look like a Mayan pyramid which the chief architect thought up after a trip to the Mayan temples located in the Mexican Yucatan. Though not connected to the city's tunnel network Heritage Plaza is still conveniently near the best hotels in the city.
6) Enterprise Plaza - 756 feet
Enterprise Plaza is located at 1100 Louisiana Street and at 756 feet in height is the 6th tallest building in the city and last building in Houston over 750 feet in height. Completed in 1980 Enterprise Plaza was the tallest building in Houston until 1982 when the JP Morgan Chase Tower was completed.
For more see Tallest Buildings in Dallas